#32 Welcome to i3 app
Opened a year ago by x3mboy. Modified a year ago

Summary

Since we are aiming not only power users, but regular users, we should have a simple app that shows some of the basics of the i3wm

Background

For gnome users there is "Things of GNOME" that does a quick how to start with GNOME. Being i3wm a different approach of desktop, this kind of app will help a lot regular users to have a great start with i3.

Details

Since we are sticking to GTK, this app should too be a GTK app that just show some slides explaining the basics of i3, keystrokes and a little list of te available apps (and how to get more apps).

Outcome

A "Things of i3" app


Metadata Update from @x3mboy:
- Issue set to the milestone: F34 – Software String Freeze Reached
- Issue tagged with: help wanted, needs changes, needs feedback, type - packages

a year ago

I like this idea. I wonder if anyone has created anything like it for i3 in general, not just for Fedora.

I think this might be ambitious to accomplish before the F34 String Freeze, since that is on 26 Jan 2021. However, I like this as a long-term idea for the SIG to work on, maybe for F35. We could also try to pull in more folks who are interested in more software development this way too, since honestly most of what we do is packaging and configuration.

So, I am +1 but if there is not existing code ready to package, I think we should plan this for F35 instead of F34.

would be down to adopt this as a pet project to learn gtk / gtkmm, but would need help with images / what to include

Please check if there is already something like that out there and if
not, try to coordinate it with upstream and/or other distributions, so
that we do not duplicate work.

Please check if there is already something like that out there and if
not, try to coordinate it with upstream and/or other distributions, so
that we do not duplicate work.

Agree. e.g. regolith include a keybinding to show something similar to what I was thinking:

https://regolith-linux.org/screenshot-remontoire_hu0072e1a729bbceaae2457311ea01b479_3441088_636x0_resize_catmullrom_2.png

Discussed in 2021-01-19 meeting.


We agreed to keep this on the back-burner for now. It would be nice to get it ready for Fedora 34, but we already have a lot on our plate if we will have an on-time delivery.

I am going to drop this from the Fedora 34 roadmap, but I'll keep the ticket open for us to revisit at some point in the future.

Metadata Update from @jflory7:
- Issue untagged with: help wanted, needs changes
- Issue priority set to: needs review (was: awaiting triage)
- Issue set to the milestone: None (was: F34 – Software String Freeze Reached)

a year ago

Metadata Update from @jflory7:
- Issue set to the milestone: F35 – Final Release Public Availability (GA)
- Issue tagged with: help wanted, needs feedback, type - inclusion

a year ago

Would an option be to fork the existing Gnome Tour App and adapt for i3?

https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-tour

Or is it preferable to have something 'lighter'?

Sebastiaan Stoffels pagure@pagure.io writes:

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Would an option be to fork the existing Gnome Tour App and adapt for i3?

Adapting it is actually not too hard, the app itself is relatively
simple. However, that is not the hard part here. The majority of the
work is to create the content that should be displayed (especially
artwork that fits the i3 style, which GNOME's defaults don't).

https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-tour

Or is it preferable to have something 'lighter'?

I've tried hacking together something with python3's TK module, but
didn't get too far yet.

I agree with the i3 welcome based on gnome-tour by @defolos . It will be usefull for most new i3 users.

And it would be nice if we add an icon on the bar than can link to the i3-welcome when we click it. So we can go back to seeing the i3 welcome when we need it. And maybe we can provide a link to open the i3-config to make it easier for us to do the configuration.

And it would be nice if we add an icon on the bar than can link to the
i3-welcome when we click it.

i3-bar does not support clicking on it. So that will unfortunately not work.

And maybe we can provide a link to open the i3-config to make it easier for us to do the configuration.

I'd add a note to the last screen instructing the user how to edit the
config file and how to re-launch this welcome app.

i3-bar does not support clicking on it. So that will unfortunately not work.
I'd add a note to the last screen instructing the user how to edit the config file and how to re-launch this welcome app.

Oh yeah I forgot. I used to use polybar. But I think it is enough with your idea about last screen instruction. The important think is that we can see the welcome app again easily.

I was going to say that we are only missing one option to launch the liveinst, but it's there, the background color was grayed. Thank you for all the work @defolos

So, another update to the welcome app. What do you think? Any important important information missing?

Great! It looks good to me. Thanks, @defolos .

How about file manager? Is it necessary to add 1 more info how to open thunar?

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