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From Roberto Galoppini <rgalopp...@geek.net>
Subject Re: [RELEASE} a few DL questions...
Date Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:48:20 GMT
On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 11:53 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On 04/27/2012 01:57 PM, Roberto Galoppini wrote:
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 9:04 PM, Rob Weir<robweir@apache.org>  wrote:
>>>
>>> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 1:47 PM, Roberto Galoppini<rgaloppini@geek.net>
>>>  wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 7:02 PM, Rob Weir<robweir@apache.org>  wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM, Kay Schenk<kay.schenk@gmail.com>
>>>>>  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):
>>>>>>
>>>>>> var MIRROR_MAC_PPC_URL � � �=
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "http://ooopackages.good-day.net/pub/OpenOffice.org/contrib/macosppc/";
>>>>>> var MIRROR_FREEBSD32_URL � �=
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "http://ooopackages.good-day.net/pub/OpenOffice.org/contrib/freebsdx86/";
>>>>>> var MIRROR_FREEBSD64_URL � �=
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "http://ooopackages.good-day.net/pub/OpenOffice.org/contrib/freebsdx86-64/";
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 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 also agree that we should not inter-mix 3.3 and 3.4 downloads.
>>>>>
>>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Actually to avoid to open new pages we did modify the download page by
>>>> adding all info previously available.
>>>> We have been beta testing for over a week, and is now live. Hope this
>>>> will remove the need to open new pages.
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Hi Roberto,
>>>
>>> So what we have today looks like this:
>>>
>>>
>>> http://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/stable/3.3.0/OOo_3.3.0_Win_x86_install-wJRE_en-US.exe/download
>>>
>>> After the download, on the left, are some boxes that contain all the
>>> info that we used to show to the user here:
>>>
>>> http://www.openoffice.org/download/contribute.html
>>>
>>> That is good, since it gives several different ways for the user to
>>> engage with the project, etc.
>>>
>>> However, it is less prominent than before and does require additional
>>> mouse clicks to navigate the different sections. � �I think it is less
>>> effective than what we had before. �For example, I'm seeing only 47
>>> referrals since April 11th from SF to our "Get Involved" paged, the
>>> first link given. �We used to get hundreds of these from the old
>>> contribute.html page.
>>>
>>> I wonder if simpler would be better? �So instead of the pop-up page
>>> which I suggested before, and which is annoying for some users, maybe
>>> keep the SF as it is, but make the content simpler, with the aim of
>>> referring users back to contribute.html.
>>>
>>> So something like this:
>>>
>>> Thanks for downloading Apache OpenOffice, the free and open
>>> productivity suit. � We invite you to learn more about how to enhance
>>> your experience with OpenOffice, sign up to receive important
>>> notifications and learn how you can contribute to make the next
>>> version of OpenOffice even better".
>>>
>>> If we make it short and sweet like that, maybe even use some of the
>>> AOO graphical elements, then mayb we can improve the engagement?
>>> But I'm not a web UI/marketing expert. �Maybe someone has some other
>>> ideas.
>>
>>
>> Working on it, it will be operative by next Monday.
>>
>>
>> Roberto
>>
>
> I love what SourceForge has done here by the way! Very nice! and very
> creative from the norm.

Here we go, we put the suggested text with some links, plus the
Participate icon. For example:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/localized/it/3.3.0/OOo_3.3.0_MacOS_x86_install_it.dmg/download

Roberto


>
>>
>>> -Rob
>>>
>>>
>>>> Roberto
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> -Rob
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks for your time.
>>>>>> --
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>>> MzK
>>>>>>
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>>>>>> �And life has a funny way of helping you out
>>>>>> �Helping you out."
>>>>>> � � � � � � � � � � � � � �-- "Ironic",
Alanis Morissette
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