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mintinstall: add description of what a Flatpak is

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:12 am
by ssspace
New users probably never heard of Flatpaks. To make it easier for them, the software store could have a short description, some ideas:

1 - Put an 'Alt text' so when the user hover the cursor over the Flatpak button, it shows the description

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2 - Add the short description to the top of Flatpak page, after the word Flatpak or below it

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Or both places(1 and 2 combined).

The description should be short, just to give the user a glimpse of what a Flatpak is about, a single line of text like:
"Flatpaks are applications with the latest version."

More ideas are welcome, thank you.

Re: mintinstall: add description of what a Flatpak is

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:36 am
by Pjotr
Good idea. Maybe also a caution: Flatpaks can cause lots of data traffic because of frequent updates, and can take up lots of disk space.

Re: mintinstall: add description of what a Flatpak is

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:27 pm
by ssspace
Should I post this idea on https://community.linuxmint.com/idea/welcome ?
I don't know if the developers follow this area of the forum.

Re: mintinstall: add description of what a Flatpak is

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:28 am
by ssspace