Opened 8 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#792 closed enhancement (wontfix)

misc notes from carl - RC6

Reported by: darkblueb Owned by: live-demo@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: OSGeoLive Keywords: 5.0
Cc:

Description

Notes - Carl - Sunday - 
testing on booted .iso RC6
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* arrange desktop icons differently

* help ison on the desktop should be renamed
  bigger, rename to "Start Here", etc
  
* existance of games on the disk
  lots of games, waste of space ?

* what is in /home/user ?
  is this arranged well ?

* QGis - open up the project file
  the project file indicated by the quickstart guide
  gives a warning about mismatched versions

* no root password inthe password file

* xfce4 Desktop closed unuexpectedly
  on two different days
  
* GeoMajas in the quickstart says
  apt-get install maven2.. 
  this is contrary to the "ready to run" cd setup
  
* Spatialite Quickstart
  two paragraphs should be merged, unclear, redundant

* Windows and Apple installer links at the bottom of the Help page
  dont go anywhere  .. (tested on mini-iso)

* QGis Quickstart
  go to a menu called Desktop, which is wrong
  the new name is Geospatial

Change history (2)

comment:1 in reply to:  description Changed 8 years ago by hamish

Keywords: 5.0 added

It is good to get this feedback; I'll see what I can comment on...

  • arrange desktop icons differently

see #626. failing that, try to convince Alex it's a good idea, but I suspect it would only stay put on the VM, perhaps not on the ISO(??).

  • help ison on the desktop should be renamed bigger, rename to "Start Here", etc

longer worded version is in the Geospatial menu, it was kept short on the desktop as xfwm has a bad habit of shorten... names after they get more than half a dozen letters long. The icon was kept as a road sign on purpose :)

  • existance of games on the disk lots of games, waste of space ?

not everything is bloatware, the 20 or so sgt-puzzles: 2.5mb installed.

(too bad the ubuntu package shipped with broken help page launcher, man pages work)

put on there in solidarity with conference goers stuck in airports or in boring talks/meetings.

  • what is in /home/user ? is this arranged well ?

I'd like to clean up the data/ dir, the home dir itself is a bit of a free for all.

  • no root password inthe password file

no root password in ubuntu. explained in the welcome message text.

  • xfce4 Desktop closed unuexpectedly on two different days

anyone else see that? probably running out of 512mb RAM, and the X server getting killed by the kernel.

  • GeoMajas? in the quickstart says apt-get install maven2.. this is contrary to the "ready to run" cd setup

see #755. Sure, if we had more space...

  • Windows and Apple installer links at the bottom of the Help page dont go anywhere .. (tested on mini-iso)

mini doesn't include the installers. dead links are not nice, but fwiw explained in the welcome message text.

  • QGis Quickstart go to a menu called Desktop, which is wrong the new name is Geospatial

I believe the author was referring to the actual desktop folder, but a valid point.

Hamish

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by darkblueb

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
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