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posted 2015-01-30 16:30:01 +0300

What about help for "non-geek" Jolla Phone owners

It's logical to assume that ultimately Jolla would like to have millions of owners/users and it's equally logical that the majority of these will be non-technical like me. On this basis, it would be a great advantage if there was a section of solutions with "non-geek" instructions so that we can easily make useful changes instead of having to wait, maybe years, for features and facilities that are currently standard on platforms other than Sailfish.

For example: in the SMS section there is a script for saving messages to a file but - for the un-initiated - no simple instruction about how to use it. (It's assumed that the reader has pre-knowledge or a degree of expertise in coding) I copied the text and pasted it to the [nemo@Jolla bin]$ (SSH link) and hit Enter. The output - pages of it - displayed on the screen but no file..! I'm pretty sure that something needs to be added to the script, but what? Many of us do not know Linux or Sailfish and are either too old or too busy to learn them but we are perfectly capable of following simple instructions.

What about help for "non-geek" non-technical Jolla Phone owners

It's logical to assume that ultimately Jolla would like to have millions of owners/users and it's equally logical that the majority of these will be non-technical like me. On this basis, it would be a great advantage if there was a section of solutions with "non-geek" instructions so that we can easily make useful changes instead of having to wait, maybe years, for features and facilities that are currently standard on platforms other than Sailfish.

For example: in the SMS section there is a script for saving messages to a file but - for the un-initiated - no simple instruction about how to use it. (It's assumed that the reader has pre-knowledge or a degree of expertise in coding) I copied the text and pasted it to the [nemo@Jolla bin]$ (SSH link) and hit Enter. The output - pages of it - displayed on the screen but no file..! I'm pretty sure that something needs to be added to the script, but what? Many of us do not know Linux or Sailfish and are either too old or too busy to learn them but we are perfectly capable of following simple instructions.

Edit: to change title question so that technical wizards in the community will no longer be offended by my use of the term "geek" which, going by the Oxford English Dictionary, is mildly derogatory. I would like to point out that like many English words, it has evolved and has become a non-offending term in many environments in the English-speaking world. Perhaps I'm an English language geek!