Looking at Package Management for Karmic or Karmic+1

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Mon Apr 6 17:35:39 UTC 2009

Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:

> Erich Jansen wrote on 06/04/09 10:59:

>> My problem with the way things are currently done is that it's not
>> obvious to someone like my parents, who run Ubuntu, that this feature
>> exists. After switching my parents to Ubuntu the only real complaint I
>> heard from them is that the first time they booted into Ubuntu there
>> wasn't a "tour" window that popped up for them.
> Oh, but haven't you heard? Popping up windows by themselves is evil,
> apparently. ;-)

Of course it is.  It annoys the heck out of _me_.  But Erich seems to be
suggesting there should be some kind of "first run" script for every new
user (and if it's the admin user, it can be used to set this sort of
option).  I completely agree.  New users find themselves at a mostly empty
desktop without a hint what to do next.

I have no problem with _that_ sort of window popping up by itself, because
it's just a continuation of the login process as far as the user can tell
(and will only run once, in any case - unless you ask it to run in future).
> Now that the Updates Available window opens by itself, it may help for
> it to contain a checkbox for installing future updates by default.

That would work, but really system setup tasks should occur at system setup

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