PS /home/rokejulianlockhart> who -b
system boot 2023-05-21 18:09
PS /home/rokejulianlockhart> date
Sun 21 May 22:33:47 BST 2023
Thanks for your assistance, @Duha – I’ll probably just file an FR at bugs.kde.org rather than potentially corrupt configuration files, since that wouldn’t do any less technically competent users any good (and Plasma should have at least feature parity with Windows).
Sure, and that works fine in a single app. But do you really want to re-define your favorite date format in every single app? Probably not. Which is why it needs to be done centrally, in one place, in a way that all apps that ask for date formats can consume. Which is a lot harder, because the POSIX data standard currently does not easily support defining arbitrary date formats.
In KDE 4 times, we let you define arbitrary custom date formats, bypassing the POSIX locale standard, but it only worked for KDE apps that specifically knew how to read the KDE-defined date format. So people complained that GNOME and other apps didn’t get the same date formatting, and there was no way to fix this issue in principle because we were explicitly ignoring the cross-desktop standard and the GNOME folks (to say nothing of all other software) weren’t going to adopt the KDE thing as a new de-facto cross-desktop standard to replace the existing one. So, in Plasma 5 times, we admitted defeat and went back to supporting POSIX locales so now the format you choose applies to all apps. But as a consequence, you can’t arbitrarily customize the date format.
Those are the limitations and external conditions involved.
Idk, maybe its just me, but I was hoping for a more modern standard and using posix just as a fallback if the more modern standard is not available.
Posix: Latest version IEEE Std 1003.1-2017
2017; 6 years ago
(Most) modern Linux Distris already embrace modern technology like systemd, wayland etc…, who knows what the BSD’s and a few small Distris will do? Maybe I’m just naive, but I wish we would move on from projects that want to stay in 1980.
was a retrograde step, as I’m sure the developers who had to choose this path thought too. I don’t mind having to set two similar preferences – we already have the ability to choose a different GTK theme preference. Where it’s necessary, I think that the “Powerful when needed” part of the KDE mantra applies here.