[kubuntu-devel] Change the default settings of Kubuntu to improve the first time
volkangezer at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 03:05:24 UTC 2013
I know this discussion lasted so long, but I would like to add some
more comments on welcome screen. People like to see some things only
the first time and to be let configure the settings on first-run. It
is very good letting them to choose simply things.
I uploaded three pics from welcome screen of Pardus. It basically
explains the usage and welcomes users. There are more pages but this
is just to give explanation.
Please see the links:
I am ok with rekonq and other applications and slide shows are also
fine for excited users about Kubuntu, but I think the first run always
should be different than the other runs. Clicking on one more "X" on a
window will not make people bored or angry about Kubuntu. I have no
idea programming under KDE, but if there are no interests in
programming on this, but this might be considered for future; I would
like to help you if possible...
2013/1/29 Rick Timmis <Rick.Timmis at abazander.com>:
> Plus 1 on Scott's comments
> Regards and Best Wishes
> Rick Timmis
> Sent from my Dragon 32
> On 28 Jan 2013, at 21:33, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com> wrote:
>> First run dialogs are intrusive and annoying. Kubuntu has had a consistent
>> position on this for a long time and I don't think we should change. OTOH, I
>> can see value in a widget on the desktop that says something like "New to
>> Kubuntu, click here" that allows users to opt-into a first run experience.
>> We also have the installer slideshow we can use to present more information
>> about what's in Kubuntu without additionally cluttering the defaults.
>> Also, since the switch to KDE4 (over 4 years now) we've aimed to stick close
>> to upstream KDE. I've heard upstream developers say they like to use Kubuntu
>> to demonstrate KDE because it looks like KDE. The "K" icon in particular is
>> an important part of that. Personally, I think we should not change it.
>> I don't know about the translations, so no comment there.
>> Scott K
>> On Monday, January 28, 2013 10:27:00 PM Volkan Gezer wrote:
>>> Just to give an idea about first-run icons and splash screen please
>>> find two images on the links below. Instead of blank desktop folderview
>>> that placed some icons. Also there is a welcome splash screen.
>>> Also has anyone read about my translation status message? I almost
>>> finished it
>>> (https://translations.launchpad.net/kubuntu-docs/oneiric/+lang/tr), but
>>> this is an oneiric documents since Launchpad recommended me to do it. Will
>>> they be included on the next Raring release or am I late
>>> since I cannot merge them into Raring?
>>> Lastly, no official response came related to KDE icon on
>>> Kickofflauncher. Will it remain the same or will you use Kubuntu icon
>>> Screenshot1: http://s14.postimage.org/8kfbo93sh/opensuse1.png
>>> Screenshot2: http://s14.postimage.org/rqsirfka9/opensuse2.png
>>> Volkan GEZER
>>> 2013/1/24 Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com>:
>>>> On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 11:37:24 PM Rafael Belmonte wrote:
>>>>> Firefox KDE integration is supposed to work again with packages from
>>>>> blue-shell team, those packages may be included in the Ubuntu Archive
>>>>> (section universe).
>>>>> I know firefox needs to be patched, and if official firefox maintainer
>>>>> not want to patch firefox, we could make a fork of Firefox called
>>>>> "firefox-kde" or something.
>>>> Not and be consistent with the Mozilla corp trademark policy for Firefox.
>>>> We'd probably have to rename it. Also, keeping Firefox up to date in all
>>>> releases is a major job. Doing it for Firefox is a full time job for
>>>> someone at Canonical. There is no way we have the resources to do the
>>>> same for a second copy of the package.
>>>> Scott K
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