[Pkg-bazaar-maint] Bug#538922: /usr/bin/olive-gtk: olive-gtk doesn't say what it is.
gpk at kochanski.org
Mon Jul 27 23:26:48 UTC 2009
When you run olive for the first time, it shows you a
picture of an olive. If you don't happen to start
it in a bzr directory, it doesn't give you many clues
as to what the heck it does.
The only clue is the titlebar which says "Olive - Bazaar GUI".
Obviously, if you know that Bazaar is a version control system,
you could guess at what it does. But, though it may be
surprising, quite a number of adults I surveyed
associate the word "bazaar" with a middle-Eastern shopping
experience rather than with programming tools.
The "Help" menu isn't helpful, because it only gives credits.
"Help" should give the user a 1-sentence summary of what the
program does. Explaining thing is, after all, what it's
there for. I'd suggest this:
"Olive is a graphical front end that lets you conveniently
control the Bazaar (bzr) distributed version control system.
This program lets you track changes to a group of files
and collaboratively work on programs or documents."
-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'testing-proposed-updates'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages bzr-gtk depends on:
ii bzr 1.16.1-1 easy to use distributed version co
ii python 2.5.4-2 An interactive high-level object-o
ii python-central 0.6.11 register and build utility for Pyt
ii python-glade2 2.14.1-3 GTK+ bindings: Glade support
ii python-gtk2 2.14.1-3 Python bindings for the GTK+ widge
ii python-notify 0.1.1-2+b1 Python bindings for libnotify
Versions of packages bzr-gtk recommends:
ii bzr-dbus 0.1~bzr39-1 D-Bus announcements plugin for Baz
ii python-cairo 1.8.4-3 Python bindings for the Cairo vect
ii python-gnome2-desktop 2.24.1-1 Python bindings for the GNOME desk
ii python-gnomekeyring 2.24.1-1+b2 Python bindings for the GNOME keyr
ii python-gtksourceview2 2.6.0-1 Python bindings for the GtkSourceV
ii python-nautilus 0.5.1-2 Python binding for Nautilus compon
ii seahorse 2.26.1-2 GNOME front end for GnuPG
Versions of packages bzr-gtk suggests:
pn bzr-avahi <none> (no description available)
pn bzr-loom <none> (no description available)
pn bzr-search <none> (no description available)
-- no debconf information
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