Bug 315171 - RFE: Add desktop folder with examples of what "fedora thing" can do :)
Summary: RFE: Add desktop folder with examples of what "fedora thing" can do :)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Max Spevack
QA Contact: Bill Nottingham
Depends On:
Blocks: F11Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-10-02 09:21 UTC by Valent Turkovic
Modified: 2018-04-11 16:26 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2010-04-06 17:53:56 UTC
Type: ---

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Description Valent Turkovic 2007-10-02 09:21:36 UTC
Description of problem:
Lisa gets Fedora 8 Gnome Live CD from her Joe (her geeky boyfriend) and puts it
in her laptop. After she gets presented with a different looking desktop that
she is usually presented she doesn't know what this "fedora thing" actually does
and can do. Joe gives her a CD version of Ubuntu, after loosing temper with
trying to explain what fedora can actually do. Lisa puts Ubuntu CD in and after
few minutes she clicks through a few examples on her new desktop and sees that
this "Ubuntu thing" does more that that "Fedora thing" like plays music &
videos, shows nice spreadsheets and other documents.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

Expected results:
Fedora to add directory on desktop with some nice examples what Fedora and OSS
can do. There are great videos on redhat magazine page and I'm sure there are
other great resources - new users need to be exposed to them in this way.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-10-02 13:50:05 UTC
Adding to F8Target

Comment 4 Valent Turkovic 2007-10-22 10:43:50 UTC
Was there time to add this to F8 or will we see it in F9? How do you plan to
implement it?

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2007-10-22 19:24:41 UTC
This hasn't happened yet.

Comment 6 Valent Turkovic 2007-10-23 18:22:00 UTC
Ok, excuse my ignorance but I'm not a fedora devel so I misinterpreted "Adding
to F8Target" comment.

Can you explain what it means?

Thank you.

Comment 7 Jesse Keating 2007-10-23 18:33:23 UTC
It means we won't block the release for this issue, however we would still like
to see it fixed.  But even at this point, I think we'll target Fedora 9 instead.

Comment 8 Valent Turkovic 2007-10-23 20:32:58 UTC

I know that it was too close for F8 and I hope it gets enough resources and
makes it for F9 in time.

Thank you!

Comment 9 Jeremy Katz 2007-10-23 20:48:32 UTC
This is actually a great way for someone to get involved in Fedora as it's
mostly a matter of working on and getting together a suitable collection of
things.  I think that working with Fedora Marketing and the Fedora Ambassadors
could be a great way to get some useful things including (but not limited to):
* A video and a music file in theora and vorbis formats to show that they're
* Document files to show off our support for different types of documents
* A presentation about what Fedora is good for, how best to use Fedora, etc

Comment 10 Valent Turkovic 2007-10-24 04:26:33 UTC
I'm willing to get involved with this idea.

I would only need some direction in how and with whom form Fedora marketing I
need to contact and also how to get in contact with Fedora Ambassadors.


Comment 11 Matěj Cepl 2008-04-25 13:15:40 UTC
(In reply to comment #10)
> I would only need some direction in how and with whom form Fedora marketing I
> need to contact and also how to get in contact with Fedora Ambassadors.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing mentions
http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-marketing-list. Looks like a good
point to start. :-)

Comment 12 Valent Turkovic 2008-06-12 07:20:22 UTC
Could this RFE merge with ScreencastIdeas [1] so that it becomes a Fedora 10
feature? If there is little space on the Live CD on the DVD there could be free
space, right? On Live CD there could be just one or two videos and the rest
could be URL's to online videos (fedoratv?) or a script that setup Miro with the
right rss channel.

[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing/ScreencastIdeas

Comment 13 Jeremy Katz 2008-06-20 17:26:03 UTC
Max is on-board for working on this

Comment 14 Colin Walters 2008-08-08 19:30:12 UTC
Not sure why this should be a desktop folder as opposed to say http://fedoraproject.org/marketing/ or the like.

Comment 15 Jeremy Katz 2008-08-08 19:55:36 UTC
Having things on the desktop helps for things like easily accessible movies, sounds, documents, etc.

Yeah, it's purely a marketing thing, but it's purely a marketing thing that a lot of people actually really like.

Comment 16 Jesse Keating 2008-10-03 22:57:02 UTC
Here we are, 3+ months later, has there been any progress?  Is this /really/ a blocker for Fedora 10?

Comment 17 Jesse Keating 2008-10-24 22:19:26 UTC
Obviously not.  PUNT!

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Comment 19 Jon Stanley 2008-11-26 19:13:24 UTC
Fixing version to align with rawhide again.  Sorry for the noise.

Comment 20 Valent Turkovic 2009-06-18 13:04:11 UTC
I would love to test this on custom Fedora remix but have no idea how to implement this...

Can somebody with more experience be my mentor for this feature and if it works than you can see if you would implement it in some Fedora spins.

I would like to have some ogg videos, or other files appear on Desktop for Live CD user and also for any user that installs this Fedora Remix on his laptop / desktop machine.

Any ideas how and where to start? Could this be added simply by hacking on kickstart files for Fedora 11 Desktop spin? Any other approach?

Comment 21 Max Spevack 2009-08-05 16:48:45 UTC
This is really something that should be in Fedora Marketing's plans for some release.  It's been ignored in Bugzilla for years, and probably will continue to be.

My recommendation: I add it to Fedora Marketing's plate, and we close this bug.

Comment 22 Bill Nottingham 2009-08-05 17:00:10 UTC
Sounds reasonable to me.

Comment 23 Valent Turkovic 2009-08-07 09:02:24 UTC
How to " add it to Fedora Marketing's plate" ?

Comment 24 Valent Turkovic 2009-08-25 16:51:02 UTC
How to " add it to Fedora Marketing's plate" ?

Comment 25 Max Spevack 2010-04-06 17:53:56 UTC
This doesn't need to be in Bugzilla.

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