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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject [RELEASE] new DL test...needs review and comments, and probably correction
Date Thu, 26 Apr 2012 23:40:26 GMT
Please take a look at and give feedback on a test page for the new 
/download/index.html page at:

Yes, it's a bit strange with lots of nonsense at the top that I wanted 
you to see, but will of course go away in production.

Basically, choosing the DL site -- Apache or SourceForge (as I believe 
we agree on for 3.3) is based on selection option #1, so I wanted you to 
see the results of that. If do a bunch of reloads --<shift> + browser 
reload button -- you may eventually see changes to the outcome.
Right now this is setup with 75% to Apache, 25% to SourceForge.

OK, way down below, you will see the normal generated big green DL 
button. Of course the link will not work (but oddly Apache is very nice 
and gives us a page to select from at the outset anyway), but you'll 
observe the link for the chosen DL site.

Other things to note:
* the DL links assume the current location of 
"/files/stable/VERSION/..." from the top of DL URL area. IF this is not 
the case for Apache, please let me know

* Joe Schaefer said via e-mail that we couldn't use the normal closer.cgi

  for this and I needed to consult with infra on this which I have NOT 
done yet, so things may change a bit. I hope not drastically

* if we DO use closer.cgi as per usual for Apache mirrors, I am fairly 
certain the target="_blank" to open up the actual DL will not work as 
what we are doing is running a script, and not really opening up a page 

* didn't even try the redirect to "contribute.html" do to above 
consideration with closer.cgi

* I will be modifying the option area to allow folks to get to the 
current other.html for 3.3 (all from MirroBrain as recently agreed on) 
and maybe a link on that to OOo older archives.

* I did quite an edit job on the old languages.js.
See revision at:

OK, I guess that's enough for now I guess.

My time will be limited on doing much more on this until Sunday. But 
PLEASE join in to help with this effort if you can! I'm sure we've got 
some JS wonks out there!


"Well, life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
  And life has a funny way of helping you out
  Helping you out."
                             -- "Ironic", Alanis Morissette

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