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Id: 58574
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Subject: Additional info in README
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From what I've seen in about a month or so, by far the most common question that appears in #win32 is: I've just installed Strawberry now how do I start it? A related question: Where do I type my script? I think what most beginners to perl do is install Strawberry and then go to Start> Programs> and look for something like "Strawberry Perl" and expect a gui to pop up. It would be nice if the README contained these two questions with short answers and a link to perlintro for details. I installed from the .zip so dunno if you have the README.txt in the msi version as well, if you do then hope it creates a shortcut to the README as well during installation.
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #58574] Additional info in README
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 16:10:24 +1000
To: bug-Perl-Dist-Strawberry [...] rt.cpan.org
From: Adam Kennedy <adamkennedybackup [...] gmail.com>
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In my opinion, people don't read the README... I could be wrong though. Adam K On 22 June 2010 18:08, Xaero via RT <bug-Perl-Dist-Strawberry@rt.cpan.org> wrote: Show quoted text
> Tue Jun 22 04:08:22 2010: Request 58574 was acted upon. > Transaction: Ticket created by Xaero >       Queue: Perl-Dist-Strawberry >     Subject: Additional info in README >   Broken in: (no value) >    Severity: Wishlist >       Owner: Nobody >  Requestors: groundXaero@gmail.com >      Status: new >  Ticket <URL: https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=58574 > > > > From what I've seen in about a month or so, by far the most common > question that appears in #win32 is: I've just installed Strawberry now > how do I start it? > A related question: Where do I type my script? > > I think what most beginners to perl do is install Strawberry and then go > to Start> Programs> and look for something like "Strawberry Perl" and > expect a gui to pop up. It would be nice if the README contained these > two questions with short answers and a link to perlintro for details. > > I installed from the .zip so dunno if you have the README.txt in the msi > version as well, if you do then hope it creates a shortcut to the README > as well during installation. >
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On Fri Jun 25 02:10:33 2010, adam@ali.as wrote: Show quoted text
> In my opinion, people don't read the README... > > I could be wrong though.
I don't think you're too far wrong - there are SOME people that do. I've been told that in other bugs. :) On the other hand, telling them there can't hurt, and I've added a prompt to read it at the end of the .msi.
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r12576 adds a remark about not having a text editor. Now to get making a link in the start menu to the README file working correctly.


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