mbp at sourcefrog.net
Mon May 8 05:31:05 BST 2006
On 05/05/2006, at 11:24 PM, John Arbash Meinel wrote:
> I've been reading some posts from here:
> And the biggest thing I get from it is that we need to clean up our
> presentation to outside people. We have a lot of terms and
> functionality, and such. But I think we really need to take some
> time, and:
> 1) Clean up the Wiki. [...]
> 2) Manually go through the tutorial and make mistakes while we are at
> it. Just to get the real impression about how the interface works, and
> how it complains when you do something wrong.
I think these and Ian's post are pretty accurate.
(It's a little ironic that the mess that was on gnuarch.org was one
thing we originally wanted very much to improve upon, so we really
should do better now.)
I think we haven't been clear on what the documentation should really
look like - what should be on the wiki and what in the source tree;
should every mode of use be in the same document or should there be
supplements; should it be oriented towards cvs users or not? Anyhow,
it is something that can be fixed with a bit of work, and it's
something we should prioritise.
> 3) Consider changing the program name. A lot of people don't like to
> type "bzr". My co-worker aliased it to "bar", because then his pinky
> doesn't have to move as much. It would be great if we could find
> something that only used home-row keys. The other problem with bzr on
> Qwerty is that it reuses the same finger for b & r (on dvorak it
> uses 3
> fingers, but the letters are just as spread out).
I could stand with installing a copy of the main program as bz or
br. I actually have trouble typing those because of muscle memory
producing 'bzr' :-) but not everyone will be so trained. I don't
think we should change the canonical name again; it would be getting
a bit ridiculous.
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