[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#434273: xfce4-taskmanager: use binary prefixes for memory sizes

Michael Gilbert michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com
Sun Jul 22 20:14:29 UTC 2007

Package: xfce4-taskmanager
Version: 0.4.0~rc2-2
Severity: wishlist

the world is standardizing on binary prefixes (kibi = 2^10, mebi =
2^20, etc) to unambiguously represent data sizes.  the confusion arises
because the scientific world uses decimal prefixes (kilo = 10^3, 
mega = 10^6, etc).  see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_prefix for a
good reference on the problem.

i believe that xfce4-taskmanager should use binary prefixes for
clarity and to avoid confusion.

thanks for the hard work.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (400, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.21-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages xfce4-taskmanager depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0             1.18.0-2         The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                   2.6-2            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2               1.4.10-1         The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libfontconfig1          2.4.2-1.2        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6            2.2.1-6          FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libglib2.0-0            2.12.12-1+b1     The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0             2.10.13-1        The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libpango1.0-0           1.16.4-1         Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0              1.2.15~beta5-2   PNG library - runtime
ii  libx11-6                2:1.0.3-7        X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1             1:1.1.8-2        X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                1:1.0.3-2        X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfce4util4           4.4.1-1          Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  libxfcegui4-4           4.4.1-1          Basic GUI C functions for Xfce4
ii  libxfixes3              1:4.0.3-2        X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extensio
ii  libxi6                  2:1.1.1-1        X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1            1:1.0.2-1        X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxrandr2              2:1.2.1-1        X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1             1:0.9.2-1        X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

xfce4-taskmanager recommends no packages.

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