gPodder Bug Tracker – Bug 1234
Welcome Screen: Revisited
Last modified: 2012-01-04 11:14:30 GMT
This is a follow up of a previous bug report: https://bugs.gpodder.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1182
It's a feature request to implement a "welcome screen" or "nothing pre-selected" for the gPodder interface. The reasons for this are as follow:
1.) Faster start time. A user does not have to wait for a pre-selected subscription to finish loading before he can go on to other tasks in the application. This is especially true if he has the "All episodes" view enabled.
2.) Consistency. When the top-most subscription is pre-selected, it is based on a coincidence; alphabetical order. This can either be someone's favorite podcast, or a podcast that he rarely updates, all depending on what letter the subscription begins with.
3.) It allows additional features to be added later in the future that are based on welcome screens: introductions, common tasks, "tip of the day", etc. These would be unobtrusive and would not require the user to wait for a list to finish loading.
I usually insert an unfunny joke or witty comment at this point, but I've got nothing. Sorry. Nothing. No unfunny wittiness today.
(In reply to comment #0)
> I usually insert an unfunny joke or witty comment at this point, but I've got
> nothing. Sorry. Nothing. No unfunny wittiness today.
You could have made a reference to the bug number. Then again, how could you know *before* filing the bug... ;)
*** Bug 1230 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***