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bug#4960: 23.1.50; Please provide access to the tour on the Help menu;

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: bug#4960: 23.1.50; Please provide access to the tour on the Help menu; preferably ship it also
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 11:32:07 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

>> Previous discussion:
>> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2008-11/msg00120.html
> There seemed to be a consensus to change part of the Help menu the way
> Drew suggested:
>   http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2008-11/msg00158.html
> Though Stefan and someone else thought that a menu item that opened
> something in a web browser felt a bit wrong. I never understood why.
> Is not that very common?
> I suggest we change the Help menu as discussed there.

The Web Guided Tour is an advertisement of Emacs features.
It doesn't provide any help.  So the "Help" menu is not appropriate.
We could create a new menu "Ads" ;-)

BTW, I noticed that the About screen doesn't say that the link
will start the browser (like it says on the startup screen).
Here is a fix:

Index: lisp/startup.el
RCS file: /sources/emacs/emacs/lisp/startup.el,v
retrieving revision 1.550
diff -u -r1.550 startup.el
--- lisp/startup.el     6 Nov 2009 05:16:28 -0000       1.550
+++ lisp/startup.el     20 Nov 2009 09:31:21 -0000
@@ -1371,7 +1371,7 @@
      :link ("Emacs Guided Tour"
            (lambda (button) (browse-url 
            "Browse http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/tour/";)
-     "\tSee an overview of the many facilities of GNU Emacs"
+     "\tSee an overview of Emacs facilities at gnu.org"
   "A list of texts to show in the middle part of the About screen.
 Each element in the list should be a list of strings or pairs

Juri Linkov

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