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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: [DL] question concerning NL downloads...or not
Date Fri, 04 May 2012 21:23:19 GMT
On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 12:53 PM, Marcus (OOo) <> wrote:

> Am 05/04/2012 06:00 PM, schrieb Kay Schenk:
>  On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 11:48 PM, Jürgen Lange<>
>>  wrote:
>>  Hello Kay,
>>> +1
>>> This is a good idea.
>>> Jürgen
>>> Am 04.05.2012 00:59, schrieb Kay Schenk:
>>>  Just a quick philosophical questions for the upcoming 3.4 download.
>>>> Right now, as I relayed in a previous message, I commented out ALL the
>>>> language entries for which we have do not have packs available on our
>>>> Apache mirror setup. What this means is that folks with a language
>>>> string
>>>> identifier which we are no longer supporting will probably end up on the
>>>> "other.html" page, which is in English.
>>>> Another option would be to setup the language array by placing them back
>>>> in
>>>> the process, and,  instead of commenting them out, indicate through one
>>>> of
>>>> the flags already available that the release for the language is NOT
>>>> available on the mirror system, as many of them were already. Folks will
>>>> then be sent back to their current native language site. There, of
>>>> course,
>>>> they will not find an update, but they won't be any worse off than they
>>>> are
>>>> now in some respects.
>>>> Any thoughts on this? Is the latter alternative more desirable -- or
>>>> not.
> When I remember correct the "languages.js" file has some flags to send the
> user with a specific language to an alternative webpage (if the former NL
> community wanted to have this behavior). Mostly it was a webpage somewhere
> on the respective NL webpage.

yes, that's right -- that's what I'm talking about...

> (To be more specific, the text in the green download box will then change
> and the underlying link will change.)
> So, we can leave all not supported languages and point them to the
> "other.html". To point them to the respective NL webpage doesn't make sense
> as it's quite sure that the content is outdated and therefore not really
> helpful.
> Marcus
>  Yes, and as Marcus just left ALL the languages in the new "other" page,
>> this would more or less make things consistent. OK, will do.


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 Helping you out."
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