To make it a more premium experience we're proposing starting and ending animations for the Fedora Workstation initial setup.
Starting animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmRXuxisvB8
Ending animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBRWucJXVNQ
The animations have been done by Jakub Steiner in cooperation with the Fedora designer Mairin Duffy.
We'd like to land this in F29.
Two upstream bugs related to this:
If there are any upstream changes required for this issue, the UI freeze for GNOME 3.30 is 30th July.
Having spent the past few days looking at this, I think that we need to take a step back.
The goal here is not to add animations. The goal is to improve the first run experience - to make it feel engaging and high-quality, and to establish a positive relationship with the user.
One of the main issues we face in this area is the rather lacklustre first session experience, which is primarily delivered through Yelp. If we just add animations to initial setup, without dealing with the first session experience, I don't think that we'll land in a good place.
So, I think that we should explore replacing the use of Yelp in the initial experience with a new greeter (see https://wiki.gnome.org/Design/Whiteboards/Greeter). To me, this seems like a better place to host the type of the branded animations linked to above.
We also have a list of outstanding bugs which negatively affect the first run experience:
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