System utilities on ROS

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mrugiero
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Re: System utilities on ROS

Post by mrugiero » Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:04 am

erkinalp wrote:
mrugiero wrote:For the rest of the post, although I do like the idea, I think that belongs to the distributions. "Official" ReactOS should, IMO, be minimal and be closely compatible in all of usability. Added features, ... a learning curve they do not want, and customizability means variability they don't want, as it's easier to troubleshoot a strict setup, and it's easier to do that the default and then let the distributors who want something different to add the extra features than to expect the other one to remove them.
It is impossible to have zero learning curve transistion between two different (albeit similar) things. However, extra features will get the same documentation as regular ones(meaning they will be documented in detail) so the learning curve will remain almost straight and be very short. Ones having a hard time would seek for ReactOS Product Key :D
If it behaves the same, switching from one to another should be seamless. Having to read documentation for new features is part of a learning curve, when the target is to minimize this, at least for the official project. Again, distributions can revolve around adding extra features. These distributions could even be part of official ReactOS (think about flavors as in Ubuntu, some derivatives were official spins sponsored by Canonical, and even some of them aren't sponsored anymore, they are still allowed to use the trademark, so they are part of the "official" ecosystem), although in different packages.

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Re: System utilities on ROS

Post by erkinalp » Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:11 am

Having to read documentation for new features is part of a learning curve, when the target is to minimize this, at least for the official project
It does still need a more detailed documentation.Windows is poorly documented in user manuals side.
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mrugiero
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Re: System utilities on ROS

Post by mrugiero » Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:34 pm

erkinalp wrote:
Having to read documentation for new features is part of a learning curve, when the target is to minimize this, at least for the official project
It does still need a more detailed documentation.Windows is poorly documented in user manuals side.
Maybe, but the point is that people are already used to Windows.

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