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Re: [bug-gtypist] "Beginner mode"

From: Felix Natter
Subject: Re: [bug-gtypist] "Beginner mode"
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 20:44:48 +0200
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Tim Marston <address@hidden> writes:

> Fi Felix,

hello Tim,

> On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 09:18:25PM +0200, Felix Natter wrote:
>> a while ago we thought about a "beginner mode" which turns off the
>> welcome screen, sets stuff such das --max-error=10 and which can be
>> turned off by pressing 'D' on the welcome screen (by modifying the
>> config file automatically).
> That's not quite right.  We decided on having a "beginners tutorial"
> (welcome screen) which *tells* the user how to set --max-error (and also
> about stuff like "drills vs. speed tests").  Additionally, there was
> going to be a config-file-only switch that disabled the beginner
> tutorial, but that switch wasn't going to set --max-error.  (By the way,
> "--no-welcome-screen" sounds like a good name for this switch.)

Anyway, I've renamed --expert to --no-welcome-screen which should fix
this. Please take care of the "config-file only" part, although that's
not critical (is it already in ggo?).

>> An alternative that I want to discuss is having an option
>> --no-welcome-screen which will be turned on by pressing 'D' on the
>> welcome screen, and keeping the fine-grained options for beginners
>> (--max-error=10, show spaces and newlines, ...).  Setting up gtypist
>> with a "beginner profile" would then be done by creating a config file
>> with:
>> no-welcome-screen
>> max-error=10
>> ...
>> Creating this config file could be done manually (with the commands
>> mentioned in the manual, of course), or by an option
>> --create-beginner-profile (which would ask before overwriting the
>> config file).
> To be honest, I don't think this is a good idea.  New users will already
> hear about --max-error and where to find more help with using gtypist
> (from the welcome screen).  And I can't really see a scenario in which
> this new command-line switch would be useful.  It seems a bit
> unnecessary to me.  Can you explain why we would want this?

No, it's not necessary if we mention the config file also in the
beginner screen. I'll rework this later.

Best Regards,
Felix Natter

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