[Pharo-users] Interesting Pharo Launcher feedback

Ben Coman btc at openinworld.com
Mon Jun 25 21:00:40 EDT 2018


On 26 June 2018 at 06:17, Tim Mackinnon <tim at testit.works> wrote:

> Hi everyone - at tonights month UK Smalltalk Meetup, we got some nice
> compliments on the state of Pharo (the participants - all ex small talkers
> - although ex in so much as they fondly remembered it and wanted to use it
> for something relevant now because they enjoyed it in the past).
>
> Anyway, one interesting comment stuck out - he had downloaded Pharo
> (having used Visual Age 15+ years ago) and was a bit overwhelmed with what
> laugher presented to him. He didn’t hate it - but was initially a bit lost
> as to what it all meant and how to start… he figured it out, but I thought
> the feedback was interesting and made me think that maybe we need some form
> of intro wizard to get people off to a quick start but leave them confident
> enough that they might come back and try a Pharo 7 or Moose etc.
>
> I encouraged him to post something on here, but thoughtI would note it (as
> it seems quite easy to fix) as an idea while it was fresh in my mind.
>
>
A welcome tutorial is a good idea.  And btw, the sort of idea that only
comes from broader use of PharoLauncher.

cheers -ben
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