[PATCH] Add option to use traditional binary units instead of kibibytes

Parker Coates parker.coates at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 23:07:35 BST 2009

On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 4:50 PM, Michael Pyne wrote:
> Well I still see no bug asking for decimal units but you and Tom have asked
> for them so if this is really something enough people want to tweak to make it
> an option in Localization settings then we should do that (and add the three
> possibilities).

Does this really fall under the umbrella of localisation? I mean it's
not really a case of
More a case of picky-nerds-want-it-to-work-this-way. (No offense
intended.) I can't really think of a better place for it, but it would
be pretty strange if certain locals used a different default for this
setting than others.

And speaking of picky nerds, I miss the "Show file sizes in bytes"
option that Konqueror had in KDE3. I liked it because it made it
particularly easy to identify the large and the small files within a
directory without having to compare units. But I'm not sure that makes
sense as a locale wide option, maybe just a  file management
(Dolphin/Konqueror/KFileDialog) option.


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