From: Bill Kendrick <nbs@so...> - 2007-02-22 19:08:05
I've received numerous emails from people asking me why their copy of
Tux Paint doesn't have any stamps besides the few Tux ones included
in the main package.
Well, obviously, they didn't download the Stamps installer.
How could they have missed it on the website? Well, they probably didn't
get Tux Paint FROM the tuxpaint.org website. In many cases, they had
downloaded it from shareware sites such as CNet's Download.com, who
insist on mirroring a copy of the download file _themselves_.
So, people find Tux Paint (the app), and download it and run it, and then
dig up my email address in the documentation when they discover they're
John - would it be difficult to add a clickable hyperlink (or perhaps
a checkbox that opens a browser, similar to what we do for the README)
that will make it obvious to people that they can (and should! ;^) ) go
download the stamps, after the main app has been installed?
From: John Popplewell <john@jo...> - 2007-02-22 19:41:08
On Thu, Feb 22, 2007 at 11:07:56AM -0800, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> John - would it be difficult to add a clickable hyperlink (or perhaps
> a checkbox that opens a browser, similar to what we do for the README)
> that will make it obvious to people that they can (and should! ;^) ) go
> download the stamps, after the main app has been installed?
something like the README checkbox would be straight-forward.
There is a link in the 'Tux Paint' start-menu group that points at the
web-site, but there is no obvious mention of the stamps there.
Where would be a good place to open in the browser?
This page is a possibility:
but I guess it's still possible to miss that 'Rubber Stamps (optional)'
is something that really should be downloaded.
What about a page that explains why they are looking at it and what they
should do now :-)
Any ideas about what string should be next to the checkbox?
How about this:
[X] View the README file
[X] Launch Tux Paint Config
[X] Optionally download the Tux Paint Stamps