gnome-initial-setup should support Ubuntu language packs

Bug #1614816 reported by Jeremy Bícha
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu GNOME
gnome-initial-setup (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The Welcome page (first page) of gnome-initial-setup allows individuals to choose what language they would like to use. This wasn't designed to work with Ubuntu's language pack system.

There are a few patches in gnome-control-center that need to be ported to gnome-initial-setup.

Jeremy Bícha (jbicha)
Changed in ubuntu-gnome:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
summary: - Support Ubuntu language packs
+ gnome-initial-setup should support Ubuntu language packs
Jeremy Bícha (jbicha)
Changed in ubuntu-gnome:
milestone: none → zesty
Jeremy Bícha (jbicha)
Changed in ubuntu-gnome:
milestone: zesty → artful
Changed in gnome-initial-setup (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
status: Fix Committed → Triaged
Revision history for this message
Jeremy Bícha (jbicha) wrote :

A few comments for reference.

1. This is blocked by LP: #1631750

2. It would duplicate the language selector in the installer

3. For the existing-user mode in gnome-initial-setup, the user would need to log out and log back in for the language change to take effect.

Because of #2 and #3 Fedora 28 has also disabled their language selector for existing-user mode. They did it with their vendor.conf and reduce-initial-setup-redundancy.patch. The language selector is still available there for new-user-mode (what OEMs can use. We could also use it if we tell ubiquity not to set up the initial user.)

existing-user mode runs as an app in the logged in session.
new-user mode is a special mode in GDM so the app runs full screen and the user logs in afterwards. It also includes a page to set the username and password and an optional page to set the timezone too.

To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers

Remote bug watches

Bug watches keep track of this bug in other bug trackers.