Downloaded, installed. No major problems. Well, except that the UID is still set incorrectly when creating a new user. And this, which is very silly on any modern distro (~/.bash_profile):
#LOCALES ADDITIONS MADE BY THE VL GUI INSTALLER
'set xkbdmap -model pc105 -layout gb'
END OF MODIFICATIONS MADE BY THE VL GUI INSTALLER
Assuming that the locale should be en_US is stupid, especially when the keyboard layout selected is UK. It would be nice if this was done correctly.
Keyboard layout in console is still
defaulting to US. I'm about ready to give up. This has been broken since the very first alpha and is still broken.
There is also something seriously wrong with the terminal. If I set /etc/profile.d/lang.sh correctly for my locale (en_GB.utf8) mc is unusable in Konsole. This works correctly with every other distro I've ever run, including VL6.0 standard. Don't know if this is a KDE bug or a VL bug, but its really annoying.
I lost track of the SOHO development a few weeks ago, but I think you guys need a couple of things clarified.
First of all: The LANG variable on .bash_profile comes from your language selection on the GUI installer. Of course it will default to en_US because we only have one (US) English translation for the installer. When someone submits a en_GB translation, it will gladly change it for you.
This is why the LANG variable remain at en_US while your keyboard layout is set to gb.
Ok, didn't realise that. However, if that is the case, don't
do it at all! /etc/lang.sh controls localisation, adding this to ~/.bash_profile is simply confusing, especially since it is anything
but transparent. Remove it completely and leave localisation where it should be.
One thing to note. The locale settings from the gui installer affect the DESKTOP... the GUI.. not the text interface. This is intentional... I do not want to jack with the text interface... that's why it's a GUI installer.
Sorry, but there are two points that need to be made here. First, the GUI installer in Vl6.0 did not
leave one keyboard layout for X and one for console. It took the keyboard layout selected during install and applied it to both console and X. Why can this version of the installer not manage it?
Second, if it must have this limitation, I personally think you might as well junk the GUI installer completely. It leaves the system less than properly set up. Go back to the text version, at least it was consistent. If the GUI is supposed to make it easier for newbies to get the system set up, it needs to set the system up properly
. Having different layouts in console and X is simply going to confuse people. And while many people may never use console, there are too many time when it is the only way to fix things, so leaving it this inconsistant should not be an option.
I'll also add that I know of no
other GUI installer that will allow you to select a keyboard layout but not apply it fully to the system.