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Re: evangelizing Emacs with a graphical tutorial (was: minor sugg...spla

From: Jason Spiro
Subject: Re: evangelizing Emacs with a graphical tutorial (was: minor sugg...splash screen)
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 15:49:40 -0500

2007/1/30, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:
> From: Jason Spiro <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 05:38:08 -0500
> "Drew Adams" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > FWIW, here are some minor suggestions for the splash screen.
> [snip]
> I agree wholeheartedly with your suggestions.  I have one more: We
> should provide a clickable link to a graphical tutorial on the Emacs
> splash screen.
> http://stuff.mit.edu/iap/emacs/emacs-slides-1.pdf seems to be a good
> one.  It quickly covers the basics such as how to move the cursor.
> Then it gets to the useful stuff, such as the kill ring, isearch, etc.
> I took a show of hands at my school's LUG meeting today, and only 10%
> of the students used Emacs.  Nowadays, too many people use non-Free
> IDEs.  Is there any better way to show people the power of Emacs than
> a graphical tutorial?
> If I submit a patch to implement this link, will it be accepted?

Thanks, but please don't, not now: we are in the middle of a pretest,
striving to put out Emacs 22.1 ASAP.  Any changes that are not
bugfixes distract us from the pretest and run the risk of adding new
bugs, thus delaying the release.

Please come back and revisit this issue after Emacs 22.1 is released.

Could this, too, be added to the TODO file? :-)

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