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Re: [opensuse-factory] new desktop selection for opensuse
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On 2017-02-13 16:59, Josef Reidinger wrote:
On Sat, 11 Feb 2017 00:02:24 +0100 "Carlos E. R."
<robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 2017-02-10 23:39, Simon Lees wrote:

One of the main goals for this proposal is too make it easier
and clearer to install Mate, Cinnamon, LXQt and others but at
the same time not give new users a choice of 8+ desktops
which would be confusing, choosing between 2 is hard enough.


But having to activate other desktops via patterns is worse, I
think. It makes things harder. Not everybody wanting to install
one of those is an expert, may be newcomers to openSUSE.

Do you really think that checking one pattern is so hard for
average experienced user? I worry we do not have any good
candidates for UX testing in company.

For total beginners I think KDE or gnome is good enough options and
when they know about others desktop, I believe they can select
pattern easily.

As some have said, a desktop such as XFCE is easier on novices coming
from "classical" Windows, because it feels similar.


You can make a clickable list and differentiate first/second
level choices, perhaps.

It was there before and it was hard to maintain. On other hand
patterns already exists and should contain all needed stuff. It is
maintained by someone who knows given desktop and not by yast team
and it can be also easily extended with new ones for another
desktops.

That's a good point, I admit.

But then there will not be descriptive texts nor pictures about the
desktops...

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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.

(from 42.2 x86_64 "Malachite" (Minas Tirith))
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