Opened 8 months ago

Last modified 7 months ago

#14448 new bug

Review "Debug now" screensaver

Reported by: pulkomandy Owned by: nobody
Priority: low Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Add-Ons/Screen Savers Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

Now that we are entering beta phase, "Debug now" is not an appropriate message anymore. Our users will no longer be just developers.

What should be our subliminal message to users?

Change History (13)

comment:1 Changed 8 months ago by pulkomandy

Some suggestions:

PATCHES WELCOME

REPORT BUGS

SHIP IT (we aren't yet R1 after all)

Last edited 8 months ago by pulkomandy (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 8 months ago by waddlesplash

I think it's supposed to be a BeOS inside joke more than anything else. Maybe we just shouldn't include it in rebase profiles?

comment:3 Changed 8 months ago by pulkomandy

Yes, it is: http://toastycode.com/besavers/buynow.html

(similarly, Message is originally a demo of text rendering capabilities, according to http://toastycode.com/besavers/ )

I don't think removing inside jokes is the right way to go, they are part of our culture and history, too. However, we can replace them with better inside jokes.

comment:4 Changed 8 months ago by mmu_man

BUY LESS RAM ?

comment:5 Changed 8 months ago by -Meanwhile-

After reading that background story on toastycode, what makes most sense in the current open source situation would be:

DOWNLOAD NOW

comment:6 Changed 8 months ago by mmu_man

+1

comment:7 Changed 8 months ago by pulkomandy

SHARE NOW

We are free software (so the software freedom to share software applies) and let's get viral on the social networks (so people can share the news too)

comment:8 Changed 8 months ago by mmu_man

Indeed. A variant would COPY ME :-)

comment:9 Changed 8 months ago by humdinger

Since the time of "DEBUG NOW" is declared over, it's time to again "CODE NOW" to aquire more apps and bugs to be debugged.

comment:10 Changed 7 months ago by waddlesplash

"DOWNLOAD NOW" sounds good to me.

Maybe we should use DOWNLOAD NOW in release branches, and DEBUG NOW in nightlies?

comment:11 Changed 7 months ago by humdinger

This is a nice shed, indeed... "download now" doesn't make too much sense. When people see it, they already downloaded and now run Haiku...

comment:12 Changed 7 months ago by pulkomandy

Well, the idea would be to use it at conferences when giving talks or demoing haiku. We could make it part of the demo package, even.

comment:13 Changed 7 months ago by waddlesplash

Milestone: R1/beta1Unscheduled

TBH, the more I think about it, the more I still like Debug Now...

Moving this out of beta1; it really isn't that important.

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