On Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 7:42 PM, Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro@gnome.org> wrote:
Eh, I'm just picking my battles here. A Release Notes launcher that
starts Firefox is not good and we should get rid of it, but it's not
very bad either and if the release notes people want another cycle to
rethink how to present the release notes, well why not let them have it?

I don't get what's there to re-think, tbh, we *already* link to them in the website and we will continue to do so after the re-design as well. In fact, it would even be more prominent because the new start.fpo design will have a big "get help" link which would link to a help page which will include all the resources the user would need to get help, *including* documentation.

Another thing we could do is add it as a default web app. GNOME Software
requires "epiphany-runtime" which is all of Epiphany except the desktop
file, so that it can install and remove web apps. Well, why not make the
release notes a web app -- then the release notes team gets to keep the
desktop launcher, and we are happy since it's a real application.

Because the release notes are *not* an app. Not a web app and not a normal app. They are documentation.
 Web apps should conform with the same standards as regular apps.

-Elad Alfassa.