On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 01:23:17PM -0400, Neil Horman wrote:
But thats more or less the expectation of unix and unix like systems.
all the porcelain and chrome we've put around it, under the covers, its
all still a bag of parts, and the expectation is (or should be) when using
a bag of parts, you will have to learn how several of those parts work (be
it vi or nano when using git, or substitue your tool of choice here). You
start with a tool, you relize it relies on another tool, so you have to
push it down the stack and figure out the new tool as part of the overall
So.... *my* expectation is that as a distro, part of the value we add is
to take those parts and provide them to users in a coherent way that
addresses their problems. We want to provide a "bag of parts" to people _in
the Fedora Project_, but we want to enable those groups to provide assembled
sets to their users.
Would that be a possibility here? I've upgraded my fedora
many times, I'm not sure what our firstboot screens look like anymore, but
would it be worthwhile to present users with some text, or a guide wizard,
to point out files like their ~/.bashrc file with some commented text that
shows clearly what some useful environment variables are, and how they
might set them to customize their experience? Its not very 'just press the
button to do something you may or may not understand', but it targets new
users as part of firstboot, and introduces them in a somewhat friendly way
to how things look under the covers, so they can make adjustments as their
needs dictate. Even if they don't do it immediately, they will have a
reference to something they can recall if they find later that their
choice of editor is not something they are comfortable with.
I don't think this is the experience most Fedora Workstation users are
looking for. But I'd totally support the creation of a "Learn Linux!"
spin with this kind of pedagogical self-teaching focus.
Fedora Project Leader