Welcome wizzard

Bart Couvreur couf at skynet.be
Thu May 17 08:26:59 UTC 2007

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Matthias Clasen schreef:
> On Wed, 2007-05-16 at 17:36 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
>> On Tue, 2007-05-15 at 17:18 -0700, Karsten Wade wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2007-05-15 at 21:17 +0100, Jonathan Roberts wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> I don't know if this is off topic, or even just wishful thinking, but
>>>> has any sort of a welcome wizard been considered?
>>>> GNU/Linux (and Fedora) is different to what a lot of new users will
>>>> have been used to, and some sort of a welcome wizard which just points
>>>> them in the right direction for common items, i.e. software installer
>>>> etc might be useful.
>>>> I have no idea if other people think this would be worthwhile, or how
>>>> you might go about creating it! Thoughts?
>>> You're thinking of a local/fat application?  Something that is kicked
>>> off by the completion of firstboot?
>> In other words, a firstboot module.  These can be fairly rich in
>> content.
> Firstboot is NOT a good solution for this. 
> 1) it runs outside a regular session, so the user cannot actually see
>   what you explain to him
> 2) only the first user to start the machine after installation gets to 
>    see it
> 3) you cannot easily revisit it at a later time
> What you want is a firstlogin that runs after the first login of every
> new user.

Yeah, firstboot wouldn't scale enough, to let new users come to an
existing system and learn about it.

So something like "About Fedora"  turned into an interactive, "this is
how you do foo, bar"-type of program? More like a small tour of the
system, which ends with a list of links to the other guides we've got
lying around here.

Could be doable with firefox as Karsten mentioned earlier.


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