Hi Cesare, hi Shawn!
Hey, cool that you started this thread ... indeed, installing stuff on
Windows is not as user friendly as it could be.
Am Samstag, den 12.03.2011, 10:29 +0100 schrieb Cesare Leonardi:
On 12/03/2011 00:16, Shawn Thompson wrote:
On the topic of this, I had actually proposed an entire redesign of the
installer system in a much earlier post, but in discussions on IRC I was
informed that making alternate UI's for Windows Installer systems is a
pretty difficult task.
I've serarched your post since i wasn't subscribed in January.
For the reference here is the interesting Shawn's post:
Oh, yes, some post I've missed to reply to ... sorry! But replies from
my side don't help to gain developers, I assume ;-)
Windows indeed needs some love. ;-)
True, and I think it would help both developers and "us" to better
understand what's going on and what can be improved (easily). The
"temporary folder issue" is a great example ... and there might be more.
Not only on Windows, but also on other platforms. To be honest, I don't
even know how a full installation looks like on the Mac ...
Since I think that the initial contact (installation plus first start)
is a very important thing for users - because it needs to be as hazzle
free as possible. So, how about to look at the full installation process
(download to first start of LibO)? Would it be possible that you start a
wiki page and put in some information (screenshots, steps required,
weird experiences)? I think that would help a lot to request help and to
get an idea what "sucks".
Some time ago, the OpenOffice.org UX team did something similar, but I
don't know the current differences to LibO ... here are the pages:
What do you think?
Concerning the entries in the Quickstarter - this is a bigger topic,
since the inconsistency is also visible in the options, the menu bar,
the Start Center, the ... To me, it leads to the major questions if the
old decision to "separate OOo and highlight individual applications" is
still valid. This is already part of my "important questions to be
resolved for the work by the Design Team" questions list. Oh dear, I
should finally add my stuff to the "WhatWeNeed" page ... I'll try to do
this in a few hours. The weekend is already a bit feature packed
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