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From "Steve Rowe (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Comment Edited] (SOLR-7413) Website: downloading past releases is harder than it should be
Date Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:40:00 GMT

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Steve Rowe edited comment on SOLR-7413 at 4/17/15 12:39 AM:
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I want to leave the auto-redirect in place, to serve what I think is the main audience: people
who are looking for the latest release.

There is a link at the bottom of every page "Download Older Releases" that goes to a non-redirecting
page with the same info on it as the download-redirect page: [http://lucene.apache.org/solr/downloads.html].

I'm thinking of increasing the auto-redirect timeout to 10 seconds, and then under the pause
notice at the top of the page, adding a link to the non-redirecting version of the page.

I'm interested in hearing others' opinions on this.


was (Author: steve_rowe):
I want to leave the auto-redirect in place, to serve what I think is the main audience: people
who are looking for the latest release.

There is a link at the bottom of every page "Download Older Releases" that goes to a non-redirecting
page with the same info on it as the download-redirect page: [http://lucene.apache.org/solr/downloads.html].

I'm thinking of increasing the auto-redirect timeout to 10 seconds, and then under the pause
notice at the top of the page, adding a link to the non-redirecting version of the page.

I'm interested in hearing others opinions on this.

> Website: downloading past releases is harder than it should be
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: SOLR-7413
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR-7413
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: website
>            Reporter: Steve Rowe
>            Assignee: Steve Rowe
>            Priority: Minor
>
> Clicking on the "Download" button at the top of every Solr website page takes you to
[http://lucene.apache.org/solr/mirrors-solr-latest-redir.html] (let's call it the download-redirect
page), which pauses for 3 seconds and then auto-redirects to the Apache download mirror page
for the latest Solr release.  The download-redirect page has info about downloading past releases,
but there are problems with the current setup:
> # The 3 second auto-redirect doesn't allow enough time to read the page before it's gone.
> # Firefox (latest version, on OS X and Windows) doesn't include the page in its browser
history, so you can't go back - clicking the back button will take you to the page you were
on when you clicked the "Download" button, not back to the download-redirect page.
> # Internet Explorer and Chrome include the download-redirect page in their history, so
clicking the back button will go there, but then after three seconds you get redirected to
the Apache download mirrors page, whack-a-mole style.
> When I was putting the download-redirect page together, I guess I only tested on Safari
on OS X 10.10.  This browser keeps the download-redirect page in its history, so clicking
the back button after the auto-redirect takes you to the mirror pages will take you back to
the download-redirect page, and the auto-redirect never recurs.



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