On Wed, 2008-04-02 at 16:58 -0400, Owen Taylor wrote: > I spent some time running through initial login to the online desktop > session with a clean account and the current Fedora 9 packages. Here are > my notes about what went wrong or could be improved. > > I double starred the stuff that I think is at the top of what we should > fix immediately. > > If you are going to work on something, follow up here. (I'll make > sure that important stuff from the residual gets filed in bugzilla > and post bug links here.) OK, here's a followup with bug numbers and summary status of the stuff we've fixed: > - Owen > > * When Firefox was started, it came up with two tabs, both with the > Fedora start page Marco determined it was "as expected" for Firefox (will be different pages eventually) > * It seemed a little less than obvious that you should click on > the "Enable Online Desktop" link to proceed, especially with the > browser window sitting there. There wasn't a clear flow that > enabling the online desktop was the *first* step. Deal with a "wizard" later. > ** Bigboard was configured to use the default "Milky" theme rather than > the Fedora theme. Colin fixed, in Rawhide now. > * When I did click on "enable the online desktop", I then had *three* > browser tabs > > * After going to my mail, and clicking on the link, I had *four* > browser tabs. I think the answer again is an explicit sign up process with a "wizard" before we launch Firefox when you start. > * Mugshot stacker was started (because it was installed on the system) > and showed a stack with an initial share about "setup your account" > even though I hadn't enabled Mugshot. http://bugzilla.mugshot.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1387 http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=441958 > * When I changed my name on the account tab, the window title didn't > update to match, as it would if I reloaded the page. http://bugzilla.mugshot.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1390 > * If I chose to enable Mugshot from my account page, I got taken to > the login dialog with (at the bottom) > > "You can login with your _online.gnome.org_ account" > > The link there is actually a weird trap because it implies you can > follow that link to log in, then you end up back where you are > already logged in. http://bugzilla.mugshot.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1391 > (Need to do the discussed login-link URL's from the online.gnome.org account page.) http://bugzilla.mugshot.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1392 > ** The desktop data engine didn't pick up my login until I manually > restarted it. I think this was because I didn't have a Firefox > profile at all (or even a .mozilla dir) when I started the > desktop-data-engine, so it couldn't establish an inotify watch. I fixed, in Rawhide now. > ** A "GNOME Online" person appeared in the People stock. Colin fixed, on the server now. > * There was no obvious way to add more people to the people stock. > If there are no online.g.o contacts, a minimal thing would be to > have a button to launch Pidgin. http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=527444 > ** People stock slideouts got a bright red header in the Milky theme > (theme bug causing the header not to be drawn themed.) I fixed. > * Clicking on "Enable application tracking" opened another browser > tab, with another copy of my account dialog. > > * None of the text in explaining what this "application tracking" > thing referred to the benefits I got for the online desktop. > We really need to turn on application tracking *by default* when > you create an account through this path. http://bugzilla.mugshot.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1393 > ** /applications-learnmore was all centered, as is the top text > on /applications when tracking is not enabled. http://bugzilla.mugshot.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1389 > * Hard to find out how to add more stocks to the bigboard Marco suggested splitting "Sidebar Preferences..." into "Sidebar Preferences" and "Widgets". I'm not sure that really helps, since a lot of people won't know "Widgets". The Preferences dialog would be pretty tiny too. No bug filed pending inspiration. > * The two start page were eating 5% cpu showing their anim GIFs. > > * Sidebar Preferences should put a border around the preview images - > they look funny blending into the background. Marco fixed. > ** I got fooled when trying to add a stock to the sidebar by > the "Add to sidebar" button next to the google gadget link entry. > Unless we fix the google gadget stuff very soon, we should just > remove it from the F9 packages. Marina fixed. > * Apps stock should be labelled "Applications" not "Apps"? Marco fixed. > * In the Apps browser, selecting an application (which shows the > profile to the left) should also highlight the selected app, > since otherwise you don't feel you have good click-feedback. > Same for the People browser Marco fixed. > * Very hard to switch the online desktop to a different user, since > the logout link on the web doesn't actually log the d-d-m out. > (Send a "Recheck" headline message over XMPP.) http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=527434 > ** Logging into GMail in mail stock: > - Should show Connecting... between the point where you apply > a new password and it succeeds or fails > - In the case of failure, should be button or link to get > back to the point of logging in again, instead of having > to navigate back through sidebar preferences. Marina fixed.
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