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#26 2012-01-17 18:53:11

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

Awebb wrote:
Leonid.I wrote:

I'm russian too and didn't find it troubling…

You're the first one in this thread claiming to be russian. If you're russian too, even if nobody else is, then I suddenly understand the russian concept of net and gross. :-D

check out post #13 wink

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#27 2012-01-17 19:33:21

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

Leonid.I wrote:

Just use your brain...

Let's discuss pacman rather discussion participants,  please.


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#28 2012-01-17 23:13:14

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

I think something like "Disk usage delta" would be more appropriate. Based on what I read here http://www.thefreedictionary.com/net I don't think the use of "net" is really correct, and there's also the confusion with "internet".

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#29 2012-01-17 23:20:21

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

I have suggested "Installed Size Delta" because we already have "Installed Size" term in "Total Installed Size" form one row above. Why do we need to create new entity? smile

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#30 2012-01-17 23:40:18

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

Welcome to English, where we have a dozen different meanings for the same word. Isn't it lovely!

There is potential to mimic the Element's naming conventions. Use a dead language (Latin) and avoid offending others. big_smile

Edit: To be quite frank you could just leave it as "Total Upgrade Size" if "Net" causes much confusion. This makes a lot more sense than using the mathematics "Delta" in my opinion.

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#31 2012-01-17 23:47:36

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

Kaustic wrote:

Welcome to English

Are there any reason to think English is the only language with this property? smile

Technical texts contain concrete word-combinations - the same at the same context. Will it be appropriate to say "curved animal" meaning "Arch linux"? Or replace "pacman" with "that fine tricky piece of software I live most of all except for jazz"? smile Terms are terms, arn't they?


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#32 2012-01-17 23:54:09

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

Forum::Thread < Offtopic
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   Lost in translation tongue

   See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wo … an_English for an example of what I mean.
   Edit: This never helps either http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_friend

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#33 2012-01-18 00:10:56

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

Kaustic wrote:

See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wo … an_English for an example of what I mean.

Well, my native language has few times more.. Are these facts related to the thread context? Sorry, I don't see any relation wink

At any case now I know the meaning of that smart pacman message and, this way, retract all questions and arguments smile


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#34 2012-01-18 01:27:49

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

In spanish use
"Cambio en la red" a complete mistranslation thar in english look "Change in the net (net for web and sites)" this show the unacurate use of the term in non-english languages
a acurate translation maintain the netto/net are:
"Diferencia total neta", "Cambio neto" (net change)
a traslation throw away the net work may are:
"Diferencia de tamaños" (Size difference), "Total a actualizar" (Total to upgrade)


Well, I suppose that this is somekind of signature, no?

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#35 2012-01-18 08:10:19

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

The German translation is Reine Größe des Upgrades: 0,00 MiB. Now that I know what it means, I can't judge whether it is easy to grasp or not. Cognition is a beast.

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#36 2012-01-18 09:03:30

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

Italian translation says:
"Dimensione dell'aggiornamento di rete: 1,20 MiB"
In english,it means: "netWORK update size: 1,20MiB"

It is clearly wrong, who have i to contact to correct?

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#37 2012-01-18 09:26:53

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

kokoko3k wrote:

It is clearly wrong, who have i to contact to correct?

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 3#p1042413


Edit: Search for 'net' in the Italian translation: https://www.transifex.net/projects/p/ar … l/it/view/ (I don't know how to link directly to the search result)

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#38 2012-01-18 11:08:22

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

That either shows that "net" isn't as obvious as it seems or half of the translators don't look at stuff they translate. The net is gross sometimes.

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#39 2012-01-27 13:37:52

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

student975 wrote:

I have suggested "Installed Size Delta" because we already have "Installed Size" term in "Total Installed Size" form one row above. Why do we need to create new entity? smile

I would vote for the use of "delta". This is just because the term "delta" in the context of package management / upgrading is already defined. I guess many people know it from "delta RPMs". These rpm packages are smaller because they only contain the changes from the previous versions. So "delta" - in this context - is not really mathematically predefined but instead predefined in the linux world.


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#40 2012-01-27 13:43:36

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

The only time I've ever seen delta is within physics equations ( Δ ) and the NATO phonetic alphabet. tongue

Dictionary.com

noun
1. the fourth letter of the greek alphabet (Δ, δ).
2. the consonant sound represented by this letter.
3. the fourth in a series of items.
4. anything triangular, like the Greek capital delta (Δ).
5. Mathematics. an incremental change in a variable, as Δ or δ.

So it doesn't even make sense from a Mathematical point of view.

But I'm not all problems, thus, in it's place I'd suggest "Total Upgrade Size" if translations of net are too vague.

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#41 2012-01-27 14:31:27

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

Kaustic wrote:

The only time I've ever seen delta is within physics equations ( Δ ) and the NATO phonetic alphabet. tongue

Well.. I really meant "delta" not the symbol "Δ" tongue

Google "delta rpm" and you get about 15.000.000 results wink


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#42 2012-01-27 14:55:56

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

"delta" in this case is really bad idea. As this thread shows, people have problems with understanding "net/netto" term, do you really think that mathematical delta is so much better?

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#43 2012-01-27 15:08:58

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

Could anyone at least explain why Total Upgrade Size: is a bad/good idea? Seems people are ignoring it as an option and only reading the first few lines of my posts (seemingly fixated on delta). sad

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#44 2012-01-27 15:10:07

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

masteryod wrote:

"delta" in this case is really bad idea. As this thread shows, people have problems with understanding "net/netto" term, do you really think that mathematical delta is so much better?

[IMHO]
I think this thread has become kinda "offtopic". So it does not really matter since all this is just a matter of personal opinions from very few people using pacman. Maybe a feature request would change something but does it really matter? Even the few people here (including myself) are not able to vote for one replacement of the "net" term.
[/IMHO]

But to make it clear now. I do not mean the mathematical delta. I just mean the word "delta". I hope this is clear now as I tried to make it clear in my previous posts. For the reason why I favor using the term "delta" see $my_previous_posts.

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#45 2012-01-27 15:12:35

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

Delta would have been more immediately clear to me, actually.  Though that's probably because in common parlance I just read it as 'change':

Total Download Size:    0.14 MiB
Total Installed Size:   1.09 MiB
Change:                -0.02 MiB

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#46 2012-01-27 15:20:58

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

Ha, "Change:" isn't half bad, it doesn't seem too informative though.

Final Change:
Total Change in size:

I don't know. "Change" might be a bit too simple.
Leaving it up to others for now.

Edit: If you want to know why "delta" isn't a good idea, look it up in any English dictionary.

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#47 2012-01-27 15:23:11

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

Yeah I know these are all our opinions but this is mine: delta as a word is difficult (for example there is no translation for this in polish and word "delta" have other meaning, there is mathematical "delta" as everywhere but I don't think a lot of users know this and will understand). English dictionary is not very helpful here also (search for it in english dictionary and/or wiki and try to imagine a translator of some exotic language that Arch supports struggling with this word). Third: delta packages are not the same as net/netto upgrade size.

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#48 2012-01-27 15:28:58

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

Kaustic wrote:

"Change:" isn't half bad, it doesn't seem too informative though.

Agreed.  And while I assumed the concept was universal (part of the Systeme Internationale), masteryod's post makes it clear I was wrong.

Kaustic wrote:

Could anyone at least explain why Total Upgrade Size: is a bad/good idea?

Because it's not the total.  The total upgrade size is the size of all the files that were just written, upgrades and new files included.  The net/delta/whatever is the difference between that and everything that's not around any more: files that were replaced or removed.

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#49 2012-01-27 15:37:12

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

Ah damn now I got the problem.

In my first post... what I wanted to vote for was "Installed Size Delta" or "Delta Installed Size". So yes, I vote for the use of "delta" but I did not mean only "delta" like:

Total Download Size:    0.14 MiB
Total Installed Size:   1.09 MiB
Delta:                 -0.02 MiB

instead I meant something like:

Total Download Size:    0.14 MiB
Total Installed Size:   1.09 MiB
Delta Installed Size:  -0.02 MiB

So the "Total" is nice above the "Delta" and "Installed Size" is re-used. Look at the output now. Does it not look good to you? smile

I really think many would understand this term and it fits in the already given output.

Sorry for the confusion. Maybe I should have written this in the first place.


edit:
I agree that "Total Upgrade Size:" is bad because it is not total. I think "Change:" is too unspecific, too. Just like "Delta:". "change" may be a common word but "change" alone is not good and something like "Change Installed Size" is incorrect english sad

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#50 2012-01-27 15:47:30

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Re: Net Upgrade Size - what is this?

That would work for me too, but I think the verdict is that delta is even more confusing and less internationally friendly than net. hmm

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