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Re: Changes for emacs 28

From: Ergus
Subject: Re: Changes for emacs 28
Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 18:01:45 +0200
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On September 9, 2020 5:04:57 PM GMT+02:00, "Göktuğ Kayaalp" <self@gkayaalp.com> 
>On 2020-09-09 14:22 +03, Gregory Heytings via Emacs development
>discussions. <emacs-devel@gnu.org> wrote:
>> Would it not be better to have a "guided tour" (something like C-h t,
>> but shorter and more "modern") for first-time users (those without a
>> .emacs / .emacs.d)?  This is quite common in "modern" software, so it
>> would not surprise anyone.
>> (In fact, it would perhaps make sense to create a few guided tours,
>> with an initial question "Are you a programmer? a scientist? a
>> teacher? a writer?" with which the set of options could be narrowed.)
>Why not instead just have nicer introductory material? E.g. videos that
>walk through initial customisation for different setups, that discuss
>and explain things, talk about tangents.
>This actually is produced by the community, but it’s scattered around
>YouTube.  We could ask prolific producers to prepare 20-30min videos
>some particular setup, showing how to get going with Emacs in that
>particular niche.
>The wizard idea from another thread is nice, but I’m not a fan of a
>whole guided tour.  Most probably people would want to skip it.  A
>blocker just as your first boot a program is not nice.

Yes I think that more, better and organized set of videos could be much easier 
to produce. There are actually some emacs video series already. We just need to 
organize the links and refer them in the site. 

Actually shorter videos maybe 10 mins is enough. Specially if they add links to 
the manual sections related to the topic and how to access it either from emacs 
and on the web.

>İ. Göktuğ Kayaalp / @cadadr / <https://www.gkayaalp.com/>
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