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From drew <d...@baseanswers.com>
Subject Feature idea - prompt users to fill user information meta data
Date Thu, 03 May 2012 21:52:21 GMT
On Thu, 2012-05-03 at 23:13 +0200, RGB ES wrote:
> 2012/5/3 drew <drew@baseanswers.com>:
> > On Thu, 2012-05-03 at 22:29 +0200, RGB ES wrote:
> >> 2012/5/3 Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org>:
> >> > On 03/05/2012 Rob Weir wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> One thing we don't have any more is that registration dialog from
> >> >> OpenOffice.org.   Does anyone recall what that used to do?
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > If I recall correctly, in different periods it was used for a user survey
> >> > (and this would be a meaningful suggestion for the future maybe), for
> >> > registering accounts at Sun and for registering accounts at Oracle.
> >> >
> >> > You can get an idea of the survey at
> >> > http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Renaissance:Phase_1:OOoUser_Survey
> >> >
> >> > Regards,
> >> >  Andrea.
> >>
> >> It was also used to register the user "with him/herself": The
> >> registration process helped the user to fill the fields under Tools →
> >> Options → OpenOffice.org → User data. Now, for most new users that
> >> info will remain empty. While not a problem by itself, this means for
> >> example that documents will always open on the first page and not on
> >> the last edited point, because the user data do not match the document
> >> author.
> >>
> >> Regards
> >
> > Hi Ricardo
> >
> > That is a very good point IMO. I think it's fair to look at that as the
> > loss of an, optional, feature - this step of entering user information.
> >
> > I'm tempted to ask you to use the issue tracker, entering the
> > description and marking the issue as Request for Enhancement.
> >
> > Not that we should have the on-line registration, but rather to add a
> > (strong?) prompt during installation, with the intent to have the user
> > enter that information.
> >
> > What do you think?
> >
> > //drew
> >
> >
> 
> Instead of asking for this on install time, I think we need to define
> a "first run wizard" or something like that. It could be a simple
> document that opens on first run with a "thanks for using this
> program" message and a couple of buttons to perform some basic
> customizations, like adding the user info. I'm too short of sleep
> today to build a good feature request, but I'll try to think on
> something during the weekend. Ideas are welcomed ;)
> 
> Regards

Howdy Ricardo

Wonderful - I changed the subject (as you see).

I was thinking also, prompted from another email just now that pointed
to a 3.4.1 feature request page, that there is a 4.0 feature request
page on the cwiki also.. per change that is an even better vector to
start with.

Catch you later,

//drew




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