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Month: September 2010

Re: [trinity-devel] The Default Trinity Desktop

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 17:14:51 -0700 (PDT)
Another idea.

Might be too late for 3.5.12, but you decide.

I have been impressed with a few distro devs who provide a handy user manual. Some provide the manual as a desktop icon, some as a menu item.

Examples are Linux Mint, sidux, and Mepis.

Trinity is not a full distro. Yet Trinity has evolved already with some significant new features. My recent flurry of usability posts has proven that even a long-time user of KDE can get lost for a spell with some of the changes.

I think Trinity would shine in reviews if reviewers saw some kind of help page on the new Trinity desktop so even veteran KDE 3.5 users can get up to speed more quickly.

I can write. I can edit. I can create simple HTML pages. Yet I would need help assembling the information. I still have not wrapped my head around how to filter the svn logs because many of the svn log entries are narrowly descriptive. That is, those descriptions make sense only when a person knows what the patch does to a particular segment of code.

The 3.5.11 web page is a good start, but I think something on the Trinity desktop will garnish kudos.

For those people migrating to Trinity from 3.5, like me, who will be using an existing KDE profile, some mechanism is needed to place that "Welcome!" icon on the desktop. Perhaps an entry in startupconfig?

Just a thought.