http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=117010 Sven closed my bug report suggesting removing or reducing the user installer. I have moved it to NeedInfo, as I hope with more information you can be convinced it is worth reopening.
I think the user installer could be shortened or even removed entirely. Distributions like Knoppix already skip it entirely. The installer contains lots of information that the developers would clearly like you to know but users dont read manuals or dialog messages unless they really have no choice, unless the information is essential. When a user first starts the GIMP they are not likely to have already read about how the gimp works or know what all the questions in the installer mean. I would prefer to ask new user less questions but providing a help button on each page of the installer so that user who do want to know what it means can easily find out and make good choices in the installer would be an improvement. At the very least the second and third pages about the files that are getting installed could be removed At most all you would need say is one sentence, something like GIMP will need to install configuration files which take up roughly 500 kb. The documentation could explain what these files are for those who want to know more. Sincerely Alan Horkan http://advogato.org/person/AlanHorkan/ _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://lists.xcf.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer