Re: Making release notes more useful - 'whats new ?'

On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 9:26 AM, William Jon McCann
<william jon mccann gmail com> wrote:
> We could enhance the
> designs in two ways:
>  * Show a What's New section when a new OS update is available
>  * Show a What's New link to the online release notes in the post
> install notification
> And perhaps add a What's New section to the local help documents.

Those are all good ideas. But they don't help a first-time user who
boots his system for the first time and is faced with a blank desktop.

> Though I think we can probably do a nicer job on the web.

Sure, there is no problem with having material on the web - although
there are 'no network' scenarios to worry about. The problem is that
people won't find it unless we give some hint that there _is_
information out there.

I won't accept the classification of that as a 'nag screen', really.
It is a valuable service to the user to inform him that he has just
logged into a major new version of GNOME, and that there is a place to
go and learn about it.

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