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Re: [opensuse-project] Addressing newcomers
  • From: Vinzenz Vietzke <vinz@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 23:27:17 +0100
  • Message-id: <4052028.OoHXt9MvLD@calvin>
Hi Martin,

Thanks for your email and the ideas collected!

- Write articles or article series for computer magazines and web sites
targeted to the general user

I addressed that a few minutes ago in a separate email.

- Improve the slogan. The German translation sounds like machine
translation and is not appealing. One idea which came to my mind was
"openSUSE: Get it! Use it! Be part of it!" linking to the download, the
documentation and the community, resp.

Yes, the German translation sounds "roboty". But that's not something rooting
from the slogan itself but imho. We should just make translation more human.

- Improve the links in the Tools section. They go directly into some
quite deep pages instead of first telling what this is. E.g. YaST: yes,
the linked page tells a little bit what this is. But when you go to
`Documentation` you're already at developer documentation level. Keep
the user in mind!

Yes. I'd like to have a page on for every part of the whole
project: Leap, TW, OBS, openQA, Kubic, YaST, Kiwi.
That would need some restructuring of the whole which in general
I'm very open to.

- Contributing: are Code and Hardware really the two options? Put more
focus on the community!

Yes, absolutely!

- Generally: read the page with the eyes of a user who has heard of
openSUSE recently and now wants to try it out. Give her/him everything
she/he needs!

As said above I'm very open to that and would like to tackle that. Last time I
tried there was common sense that it's not reasonable to do that unless the
name change vote is through. So I guess now it's about time.

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