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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [WEBSITE] broken link on mac porting page
Date Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:21:44 GMT
On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 2:37 PM, Marcus (OOo) <marcus.mail@wtnet.de> wrote:
> Am 01/15/2013 02:36 PM, schrieb Rob Weir:
>
>> Sorry for top posting, but I think we've discussed this enough to have
>> a sense of what our constraints are.
>>
>> A quick proposal:
>>
>> Let's start from this page:
>>
>> http://www.openoffice.org/product/
>>
>> That is linked to prominently from the homepage and the top navigation
>> bar.
>>
>> I propose adding a new section to the left navigation panel, between
>> "Products" and "More".  The new section will be called "Platforms" and
>> will link to four pages:
>>
>> 1) Windows
>>
>> 2) Mac
>>
>> 3) Linux
>>
>> 4) Ports
>>
>> The first three will be new landing pages.  The last one will link to
>> the existing /porting page.
>>
>> Each of the platform pages will have basic system requirements and a
>> link to the download page. They pages can grow to contain (or link to)
>> other platform specific instructions or FAQ's.
>
>
> Looks good and to reuse the "Products" area instead of create a new one is a
> smart idea.
>
> Furthermore, we should include - besides the sysreq, instructions and FAQs -
> also a link to the most recent Readme text. IMHO it makes sense to have this
> here also in a prominent way.
>

I added a link to these install instructions:
http://www.openoffice.org/download/common/instructions.html#win

Were there any platform-specific readme's?

The FAQ's page has a place for platform-specific FAQ's, but currently
only has them for MacOS:

http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/FAQ

Another thing that would be good on such a page is any information on
platform-specific integration features.  For example, on Windows we
have email client access via MAPI.  I suspect we support ODBC data
access.  Anything else special?  OLE?  DDE?   TrueType Fonts?  Support
for 2nd monitor?  DirectDraw?

Is there a list of things like this anywhere?

Remember, as a landing page for Windows (or Mac or Linux) it does not
need to contain every bit of information.  But it does need to contain
all the relevant buzzwords.  We can link to the details.

-Rob

> Marcus
>
>
>
>
>> On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 8:35 AM, Rob Weir<robweir@apache.org>  wrote:
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 2:18 AM, Andrea Pescetti<pescetti@apache.org>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Rob Weir wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I could see /platforms/mac if we imagine creating in the future
>>>>> similar landing pages for Windows or Linux.
>>>>> Note that today, a query of  "OpenOffice for Linux" has this ancient
>>>>> page as a #1 hit:
>>>>> http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/setup-linux.html
>>>>> And the #1 hit for "OpenOffice for Windows" is not even at our
>>>>> website.  It goes to CNet's download.com page.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Very interesting. Indeed this could also be the way to catch users who
>>>> look
>>>> for "OpenOffice Portable", for example, and should know that we do have
>>>> a
>>>> (third-party, from winPenPack) version available; they are now offered
>>>> an
>>>> ancient version since OpenOffice Portable has not been updated yet. The
>>>> updated version is not on the first page of search results.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Exactly.
>>>
>>> In the last month we've seen the following related queries:
>>>
>>>          openoffice portable     2,500
>>>          open office portable    1,000
>>>          openoffice portable italiano    150
>>>          apache openoffice portable      16
>>>          portable        90
>>>          openoffice portable download    16
>>>          portable openoffice     12
>>>          openofficeportable<10
>>>          office portable<10
>>>          openoffice portable日本語版<10
>>>          openoffice portable 3.4<10
>>>          openoffice 3.4 portable<10
>>>          openoffice portable deutsch<10
>>>          openoffice.org portable 日本語版<10
>>>          portable open office<10
>>>          openoffice.org portable<10
>>>          openoffice portable 日本語<10
>>>
>>> For many of these queries the #1 page is the German page:
>>> http://www.openoffice.org/de/downloads/oooportable.html.  That is not
>>> the optimal page for most of these queries.
>>>
>>> -Rob
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>>    Andrea.

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