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  • An interactive program that gives the user a "fedora-tour"
  • A "Welcome to fedora/linux"
  • Targeted audience:
  • This is only an idea tree, not necessarily the way it will be implemented
    • New users
      • "New to fedora?"
      • info on:
        • comparison to windows interface (will have to be different for GTK and Qt)
        • apps
        • basic faq (eg "how to update?" could come under tools too)
        • tools (eg packagekit)
        • fedora community (?)
        • common bugs and fixes
        • getting help (IRC, forums, lists)
        • "join fedora"/ "come be a part" :
        • <add more>
    • General users
      • "what's new in F$release?"
        • stuff from the "new users" will fit in here too
        • how to report a bug?
    • Developers ( so basically all fedora users) is this needed??
      • "Tools galore!"
        • developer tools overview

<add more>


  • Wiki Page Checkmark.png
  • Mail fedora-marketing
  • Mail Fedora-design Checkmark.png
  • Blog Posts Checkmark.png
  • Decide a project structure so we know what to include in the mockup
  • Set date/time for first mockup sprint Checkmark.png
    • RyanRix needs to follow up tomorrow with parents about possible time, will ping franciscod Checkmark.png
  • Project name to be decided "fedora-tour" as place holder for time being
  • Ping firstboot maintainer about changes for project
  • Talk to desktop team about what interface they'd prefer (GTK / QT / Browser)
  • (later) fedorahosted space once we begin to code Checkmark.png Checkmark.png
  • Move this page to trac and set up a formal wiki page

Project Outline

Firstboot Final Page

Add check box to final form of firstboot so that user can choose whether or not to launch this.</ br> Will need to ping firstboot maintainer regarding this, make sure that they are aware of possible changes.

User: clumens, Name: Christopher Edward Lumens, email:, Creation: 2007-04-05, IRC Nick: , Timezone: UTC, Locale: en, Extension: 5101455, GPG key ID: 530bbbb9, Status: active

Checkbox text?

  • "I'm new to Fedora"
  • "Tell me more about the Fedora Project"
  • "Tell me more about Fedora Linux"
  • "Tell me more about the Fedora Linux and the Fedora Project"
  • "Take a quick tour of Fedora $release $codename"
  • <insert more as they come to mind>

Main Interface

  • mchua and franciscod threw around a few ideas to play with, each should be considered.
  • both a GTK and a QT interface? (refer talk page)

Web Interface

  • Pros:
    • Easy maintenance
  • Cons:
    • Dependance on web browser
    • interface limitations


  • Pros:
    • Faster than loading browser
    • More powerful
    • Matches appearane of default Desktop Spin
  • Cons:
    • Maintenance
    • Learning curve


  • Pros:
    • Faster than loading browser
    • More powerful
  • Cons:
    • Maintenance
    • Learning curve
    • May seem out of place in Desktop spin (may look better, but out of place)


List blog posts, meeting minutes/logs, chats, etc.

3 Dec - Quick backend QA with Mel

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2 Dec - Meeting to discuss backend and content

11:34 < zodbot_> Meeting ended Wed Dec 2 06:00:46 2009 UTC. Information about MeetBot at .

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since zodbot ran off on us for a few minutes, the complete logs can also be found here

28 Nov - Meeting to discuss UI

10:32 < zodbot> Meeting ended Sat Nov 28 04:58:28 2009 UTC. Information about MeetBot at .

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26 Nov - Ankur Blog Post "A new Fedora Project"

26 Nov - First Meeting

Brought up issue with mchua after discussing in #fedora-social. #startmeeting was a little after this, but we went over what the project could be, and how to go about starting and implementing it.

[23:28] <zodbot> +Meeting ended Thu Nov 26 06:28:02 2009 UTC. Information about MeetBot at .

[23:28] <zodbot> +Minutes:

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[23:28] <zodbot> +Log:

Gobby log: