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Re: What should the desktop spin for F9 look like ?

Valent Turkovic wrote:
Valent Turkovic wrote:
Matthias Clasen wrote:
Jonathan tried to kick off this discussion earlier, with some success.
I think we should revive the desktop SIG and start to work out some
concrete goals for what we want to improve in the desktop spin for F9.

Here are some things that we might want to discuss:

- menus
+ switch from "generic name" style to "name - generic name" ? + "too much" - what to get rid of in the menus, and how

- login screen
  + can we make the special live-cd situation more intuitive ?

- bootup   + should we look at the nm dispatcher work by jon nettleton ?

- content
  + people have proposed to add some free content to the cd

- anything else people want to see improved


I have posted this idea before but on fedora-devel mailin list, and it got great response. I'm reposting it here and adding a RFE to fedora-destop.

* Desktop shortcut for joining Fedora IRC (aka "Get Live Help")
Fedora is about freedom+communication, right? Why not make this
statement more that just a nice slogan. If you installed saabyon linux
you could experienced for yourself what this really means. I as a new
user to gentoo (sabayon is based on gentoo) was really blown away with
this feature. It is really, really simple to implement and gives a
real meaning to a communication friendly linux distro.
In sabayon link to their IRC chat has a simple name "Get Live Help"
and it work fabulous! I didn't have any Portage experience so I poped
in IRC chat room and was on my way after I got quick help. Whis kind
of help was precious to me and would love to see it in fedora as one
of it's main features and not just as a slogan.
screenshot: http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=382063978&size=l

Here are some of the suggestions that followed this discussion:

+1 although should this need a specific support channel?

I would really like this for a rescue situation, so that I don't have to register nick's and muck around trying to remember my nick and password. For total newbies, it'd be good too. I imagine that it wouldn't that
significant of a burden.
Over on the user list, the OP mentioned Sabayon doing this. Pidgin is in the live cd and would work fine for this, to my knowledge. It would have to be something in the live cd. I see it more as a live-cd thing rather than necessary on an actual install.

Here is the RFE in bz:

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