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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: [CODE]: "Registration..." menu entry in the Help menu
Date Sat, 28 Jan 2012 19:23:17 GMT
If the welcome document is stored locally in the installation locally, having it as an ODT
might work.  

It does mean that translations will be required.

Opening of a web page has the advantage of being able to adapt to browser language settings
on a server and also being able to update the document over time.  The URL could also be release-
specific (which would allow further customization).

I think it is also important to consider the threat surface of both approaches, especially
if the document will be opened or the URL fetched under the privileges of the install process.


 - Dennis

PS: I suppose this is also an area that might be subject to distribution-specific customization,
including in-enterprise distributions.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kay Schenk [mailto:kay.schenk@gmail.com] 
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 09:37
To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: [CODE]: "Registration..." menu entry in the Help menu

On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 8:02 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
[ ... ]
> The closest to registration that we might have is to encourage the
> user to sign up for the ooo-announce list.  But this is just one of
> several things we want to tell the user.  Maybe after install we
> automatically launch a web page, or even load an ODF document, with
> content like:
>
>
> -- Welcome message from the project
> -- Highlights of the release, link to detailed release notes
> -- Where to for documentation
> -- Where to go for support
> -- Extensions and templates informations
> -- Invitation / Instructions on joining ooo-announce mailing list
> -- Links to official social media, our blog. Google+, Twitter, Facebook,
> etc.
>
> If we do this in ODF format, as a document, then we can also use it as
> a quick demonstration of the capabilities of the editor, showing a
> really good looking, well formatted document, etc.  A good first
> experience for the user.
>

+1

 I like this proposal a LOT! We tell them something interesting and we
don't have to maintain any additional DBs. Much less hassle in the long
run! :) So simple, and yet so good!


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