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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: [RELEASE} a few DL questions...
Date Thu, 26 Apr 2012 20:41:38 GMT

On 04/26/2012 01:32 PM, Marcus (OOo) wrote:
> Am 04/26/2012 07:02 PM, schrieb Rob Weir:
>> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM, Kay Schenk<> wrote:
>>> I've been working on a prototype of the DL button in the
>>> /download/test area
>>> given our discussions about split mirror setup for 3.4 etc. I have a few
>>> more edits to do before sending out a notification about final review
>>> (later today).
>>> But...I have a few questions for this release.
>>> * The DL scripts have a good amount of logic surrounding the
>>> naming/download
>>> of 3.2 and 3.1 releases-- the "old" naming schema. Since we won't be
>>> providing "friendly" DL buttons for these anymore, is it safe to pull
>>> this
>>> stuff out?
>>> * DL locations for Mac PPC and FreeBSD are as follows (excuse wrapping):
>>> "";
>>> "";
>>> "";
>>> Will this still be the case or will all versions be served from either
>>> Apache or SourceForge? The DL logic needs to be changed if this
>>> alternate
>>> URL is not used.
>> I think the main download link should only provide links to official
>> AOO releases. We could have another section (maybe in other.html)
>> where we can point to third party binaries and ports. But we should
>> have a disclaimer making it clear that these packages are not official
>> releases.
> I would also suggest to make this separate. But please not on the
> "other.html" webpage. ;-)
> It has already a hugh number of download links and much text that
> explains many points.
> I would do it with separate webpages. Like:
> other.html = only for AOO 3.4 files
> legacy.html = only for OOo 3.3.0 and older files
> community.html = all other stuff

yes, this is what I was thinking as well...

> BTW:
> If someone has thought about to rename "other.html" to a better sounding
> name. Please note that many other websites in the Internet refer to this
> page when they want to tell the people where to download OOo - or at
> least where to get install files for all platforms and languages.
>> I also agree that we should not inter-mix 3.3 and 3.4 downloads.
> Yes, me too.
>> Another thing to consider is how we actually invoke the download.
>> Right now we simply link to the SF site. So after the download is
>> done the user is left sitting at SF. This is not ideal. I wonder
>> whether it would be better to load the SF page in a new page, via
>> target="_blank" and then refresh our download.html to contribute.html
>> so after the download is done, and the user closes the SF page, they
>> are back in the openoffice website with a "thanks for downloading"
>> messsage and followup info to engage the user in the community.
> Good point. To show the contribution webpage after the download has
> started is indeed valuable for our project.
> Marcus


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