Bug 6052 - It's easy for administrator's to miss the platform specific notes
Summary: It's easy for administrator's to miss the platform specific notes
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Server Installer (show other bugs)
Version: trunk
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: MediumPrio
Assignee: Henrik Andersson
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-10-11 15:59 CEST by Samuel Mannehed
Modified: 2016-10-18 10:46 CEST (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Samuel Mannehed cendio 2016-10-11 15:59:12 CEST
Currently we display a page at the start of our package install script and at the start of tl-setup. It can be argued that this could be made more difficult to miss.
Comment 1 Samuel Mannehed cendio 2016-10-11 16:01:13 CEST
One solution could be to add a specific page for platform specific notes at the start of either the package installer or tl-setup that requires the administrator to confirm (perhaps using a checkbox) that he has read the notes.

Another solution could be to have one of the installation scripts automatically open the platform specific notes in a browser.
Comment 2 Samuel Mannehed cendio 2016-10-11 16:02:52 CEST
This is what is written at the start of the ThinLinc server package installer:

> Welcome to the ThinLinc Server Installation Wizard
> ==================================================
> This program will help you install the ThinLinc software packages on
> your system.
> Before installing, please see the Platform Specific Notes at
> https://www.cendio.com/thinlinc/docs
> Press Enter to continue...
> Determining packages to install... done.

The text at the start of tl-setup is very similar to this.
Comment 3 Pierre Ossman cendio 2016-10-18 10:46:49 CEST
Ideas to improve this:

 - A separate page/step in tl-setup/tlinstaller. Perhaps with some kind of icon showing that this is an important step.

 - The error message from tl-setup could include a link.

 - The installation chapter from the TAG should have a link.

 - Perhaps we should have a separate installation guide that includes this.

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