|Re: [ide-dev] Link from inside Eclipse IDE to how to contribute|
On 30.09.2017 20:49, Mickael Istria wrote:
Yes, that was my point.Â And not just that it's too fine grained for most users, but also too fine grained to implement pervasively...
Optimistic, pessimistic, or realistic, in the end good ideas need to be implemented otherwise they simply become content for a mailing list archive.Â There are a lot of good ideas in this archive.
That's great to hear!ÂÂ I think adding a link to a Contribution page on the Welcome page is an excellent idea and is most certainly an easily containable task.
I agree with Andrey (except I feel the fine grained stuff is too fine grained) and I agree with Torkild (an addition to the Welcome, not a replacement for it).Â
It's good to ask up front because if you do anything that's too in-your-face (popups) it will definitely annoy people.Â For example, with Oomph we tried the "Welcome Questionnaire" (Window -> Preferences -> Oomph -> Setup Tasks -> Start Welcome Questionnaire...) that would pop up automatically once (and never again) to address the very serious, though easily addressed problem of setting of contentious default preferences to your own personal preference, i.e., the very preferences that are general fodder for why "I hate Eclipse", but in the end that was deemed too disturbing, so the problem remains despite efforts to solve it, and that doesn't generally make a guy so very optimistic.Â You can be quite sure that anything in the direction of popups is very likely to result in the same pessimistic feedback...
I expect a few of us will be willing to help provide content for a contribution page when such a page is easily reachable via your proposed implementation effort.