On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 4:09 PM, Pete Travis <lists(a)petetravis.com> wrote:
This seems like [another] case of "we want to show all available
files without filters, but that looks cluttered, so all other packages
should change so we don't have to add filters." I appreciate the work
you're putting into the details on the default install, really, but as has
often been pointed out it will be really easy to gain that clutter back with
Software. Two things can change here; *all* packages shipping desktop
files, or the *one* displaying them.
If your criticism can't be constructive, don't say anything.
That said, users *should* have Release Notes, by default, offline, and
discoverable. Fedora changes a lot between releases, and I sincerely
believe that taking the extra measures to expose users to this documentation
helps alleviate frustration and prevents dissatisfaction when something
doesn't work as expected. What seems obvious in context isn't always so
apparent to those on the outside of your process. A measurable portion of
users will look for the reasoning and recommended remedies for unexpected
things they encounter.
No other operation system comes with the release notes bundled with
the OS. This is not really a thing users *expect*.
Not everyone will simply think "oh, I can install that firewall config tool
with Software, I'm just going to accept that and not question it or look for
more information." Some will look for RNs, some will look for speculative
forum posts, some will look for blog posts, and some will look for *you* to
*personally justify* your actions. Our goal is to provide all of these
people the information they need to understand the behavior they encounter
and achieve the behavior they want. It's a service provided by the Docs
team to both users *and* developers. The benefits outweigh the pain of
having an icon that you aren't that interested in.
I don't understand what's the problem with having the release notes
available on the web and linked to in the download page and in the
As a maintainer of that package, I'd welcome specific suggestions
requests to improve presentation.
* Instead of installing a launcher, make it available in
gnome-documents or yelp. You can separate the launcher to a subpackage
for desktops that don't care about the application model or having a
consistent user experience.
* Do nothing. We can exclude the release notes from the Workstation
media. It will still be available in the web.