Replacement for KDateTime

Thomas L├╝bking thomas.luebking at
Tue Aug 4 09:11:41 BST 2015

On Montag, 3. August 2015 23:17:04 CEST, John Layt wrote:

> Not nonsense, exactly my long-term plan to get Gtk and other apps to
> use the right Plasma locale settings when running under Plasma. It
> 'just' requires the kcm to learn how to write and compile a POSIX
> locale file.

That actually doesn't seem to be a really big deal - one would keep a set of adjustments and merge them into a copy of the base-de-toujours from /usr/share/i18n/locales/

Compilation could (should?!) then be done by localedef and I figured (and tested ;-) the relevant env vars to operate on local definitions are I18NPATH and LOCPATH.

One problem would be to update running processes (QLocale to track the locale file and emit some signal on changes)

> One problem is Qt completely ignores the contents of that file, and
> indeed I'm not sure it would even manage to extract the correct locale
> name even so you'd end up with some default.


QLocale::name() should please return "KDE" in this case (where we may be a little smarter and name it en_KDE or de_KDE etc.)

Where would that fail?


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