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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 13:14:12 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

>> 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 
>> "http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/tour/";))
>>          "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
> Although I appreciate the connotation of "facilities",  I think "features"
> would be better understood by curious new users.

I agree.

> And if you want to emphasize that the button is a link to the World Wide
> Web, why not "http://www.gnu.org"; instead of just "gnu.org"?

"http://www.gnu.org"; is more than twice longer than "gnu.org".

And if we write it as a full URL, it would be natural make it a link
as well, but we have the same link on the text "Emacs Guided Tour" already.

Juri Linkov

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