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Summary

Welcome screen for Mageia, that is displayed upon first users boot (no matter which Desktop Environment they use).

Intended for newcomers.

  • showing links to Mageia Websities ( blog, forum, wiki ...), irc-channels etc.
  • (optional) easy way to enable restricted repositories (nonfree, tainted) and install popular packages ( like codecs, skype etc).

Owner

  • Name: napcok
  • Email: napcok@gmail.com

Resources

I have already working code for this. If this feature will be accepted, i will provide source nad rpm package as soon as possible. Help from artwork team will be needed.

Current status

  • Targeted release: Mageia 4
  • Last updated: 2013/09/30
  • Percentage of completion: 100%

A demonstration version is available : mageiawelcome-0.7-1.mga3.noarch.rpm

This feature is accepted but was not really discussed yet.

Detailed Description

Mageiawelcome1.png

Similiar tool from Mint: https://github.com/linuxmint/mintwelcome

Why it would be good for Mageia to include it

It can make starting with Mageia a little bit easier for newcomers.

Test case

Anything useful for QA and all testers to help debugging during all development cycle

Software / Packages Dependencies

  • python-webkitgtk
  • python-simplejson


What could disrupt development of this new feature

Planning

  • Working code before alpha1 (preview)
  • Include it in Alpha2 isos - 2013/09/06
  • Discuss, decide about links, features , write "welcome message" and other texts - I need help here from dev, doc teams
  • Make it ready for translations - Alpha 3 - 2013/10/02
  • Import to Mageias git
  • Ask for translations
  • Ask Artwork Team for help to make it look good

Contingency

Release Notes

Documentation

Include here any needed information or link to documentation

Suggested improvements

Please put your suggestions in this page: Suggestions_for_MageiaWelcome