[Pharo-dev] OFFLIST Re: 3.0 Welcome text

Sebastian Sastre sebastian at flowingconcept.com
Tue Apr 29 22:06:48 EDT 2014


I’ve wanted to let you know that I’ve just saw Dan Ingalls presentation on the Lively Kernel and he also set emphasis in immersive 

:)



On Apr 29, 2014, at 10:52 PM, Ben Coman <btc at openInWorld.com> wrote:

> 
> Some feedback on the Pharo 3.0 Release welcome text.
> 
> ---
> 
> From watching the Ruby conference video from another recent thread, use of the word "immersive" really caught my attention.
> As well, from another recent thread, newcomers probably don't care if its Smalltalk - either actual or inspired.
> 
> So lets sell the strongest outside marketing message first...
> 
> Welcome to Pharo, an immersive live programming environment.
> 
> rather than
> 
> Welcome to Pharo, a clean, innovative, free, and open-source Smalltalk-inspired environment.
> 
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> 
> Newcomers wont know how to "execute" a statement, so...
> You can learn pharo by highlighting the next line and selecting [Do it] from the context menu:
> rather than
> You can learn pharo by executing:
> (Later reference to "executing" is okay.)
> ---
> 
> > Better [ackaging for standard download
> Better packaging for standard download
> 
> >Browser the documentation http://www.pharo.org/documentation
> Browsing the documentation http://www.pharo.org/documentation
> 
> >Getting the Pharo By Example book (available as a free PDF):
> (This is the only line with a colon, remove that.)
> 
> Maybe move "New class builder" under Kernel heading .
> Maybe change "More" heading to "Tools"
> 
> cheers -ben
> 
> btw, it would be really cool if URLs within comments were automatically identified and clickable to launch an external browser.
> 
> 
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