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Inspired by a discussion in the forum, I created a startup window for newcomers (Like in Linux). Here are all important information that the new user needs. In addition, this little script includes a tour of haiku with the important haiku specific things.
As I mentioned in another thread, this is a really good idea. We really do need this in Haiku – badly. And I’m thankful it’s come to BeSly. However, I really wish this could land in the official Nightly (even if just as a ‘trial run’ for a few weeks, so users could test it and provide feedback to make it a polished part of the OS.
As mentioned in that other thread, it’s currently a collection of mainly the same web-links that are on the Welcome page.
I had a quick look at the Tour. It’s IMO too elaborate (maybe there should be a brain-storming thread in the forums first to identify the most important topics for newcomers) and slides are either changed too slowly or too fast, there’s no pause or going back.
The welcome page is bundled in the releases, on the desktop, and viewable without internet.
Documentation is one of the very few cases where I think a browser will do a better job than a dedicated application.
Is this really true? i delete the desktop file for long time and just search for it in order to add it into my “first steps” example. I only found a bookmark connecting to the website, not from the disk. This to files different (desktop and the link to the welcome page included the system paths)?
This has been said 4 or 5 times already. The file is included in releases. It is not installed in nightlies which are made as small as possible to reduce storage space needed on our servers and download times.
UploadIt is a Tracker Add-On that uploads a single file to the online service The Null Pointer at https://0x0.st . The URL for the uploaded file is put into the clipboard after the upload has finished, ready to be pasted into an email, a chat window or forum post.
According to The Null Pointer, files can be max. 512 MiB and are held at least 30 days and max. a year. The bigger a file the shorter it’ll be available. There’s a nice ASCII art diagram on their website.
So it’s best suited to quickly upload a screnshot, syslog, etc. and forget about it. Not so much to backup files for posterity.