Proposal: Make link sharing the the default action, replacing “publish”. Alternatively display buttons for both actions.
- I would argue that sharing a notebook link is a much more common action than publishing.
- I’m seeing more and more indications that people are not aware of the link sharing option and publish their notebook even though they only meant to share it with a selected few.
And speaking of workflows, it would seem desirable to share a link to an update of a published notebook prior to publishing the update. But at the moment a share link can only be created if the notebook hasn’t been published yet.
I believe the intended workflow is to create a fork, coordinate via that fork and then merge the changes back in, but
- it seems to be an artificial limitation, given that link sharing would still fit in (at least conceptually)
- I’m not sure if the merge feature is up to the task yet, especially since it creates a lot of copies that have to be managed and manually removed.