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From RGB ES <rgb.m...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Feature idea - prompt users to fill user information meta data
Date Sat, 05 May 2012 00:22:37 GMT
2012/5/3 drew <drew@baseanswers.com>:
> 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

I did a simple Draw graphic to try to explain the main idea

http://people.apache.org/~rgb-es/FirstRun.odg

Regards
Ricardo

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