I'm not certain if this is expected behavior but if so the user experience is confusing/unexpected:
When viewing a list of entries in the control panel, swapping between locales shows the expected statuses--either enabled or disabled--for each entry. Accordingly, example, an entry that is enabled in English but disabled in Spanish, is properly displayed as such. However, making a change to the status when switched to either locale applies the status to both locales, rather than just the selected locale.
This seems to indicate that adjusting statuses through the entries list applies only to the entry's master enabled/disabled status, not the selected locale's status (which was my expectation). Should this be the be case? I found out the hard way by switching to my Spanish locale, selecting all entries, and then setting their status to disabled. Switching to the other status showed that they too had been disabled. Bummer.
Any thoughts or similar experiences? Did I miss something in the docs?