[haiku] Re: New users still not finding HaikuDepot

  • From: Stephan Aßmus <superstippi@xxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:36:25 +0200

Hi,

Am 15.09.2018 um 08:49 schrieb Humdinger (Redacted sender humdingerb for DMARC):

On Sat, 15 Sep 2018 at 04:48, Richie Nyhus-Smith <richienyhus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
After being away from Haiku related things for awhile, I have come back and 
have looked at comments and feedback from our forum and on tech websites 
covering the R1B1 release.
There still seems to be a lot of people not finding HaikuDepot when trying 
Haiku out for their first time, and then asking about where they can find other 
software.

Are you sure that's not because there isn't a R1/beta out yet and
people are testing nightly images which lack the Userguide and Welcome
links on the Desktop? If people don't click the "Welcome" if they feel
lost, I'm not sure they'll click the HaikuDepot link on the Desktop
either...

"Welcome" with a text-icon suggests having to read through stuff, which one may not be in the mood of. A link "More software" with a package-icon could be something different. At least I think the Deskbar-menu is too cluttered to discover HaikuDepot easily enough. And you have to know about Deskbar.

How about starting the Welcome page automatically on first boot?

That may be annoying.

Best regards,
-Stephan


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