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From Roberto Galoppini <roberto.galopp...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Download page could give approximate file size
Date Tue, 06 Aug 2013 19:55:40 GMT
2013/8/5 Marcus (OOo) <marcus.mail@wtnet.de>

> Am 08/05/2013 07:11 PM, schrieb sebb:
>
>  On 4 August 2013 19:45, Marcus (OOo)<marcus.mail@wtnet.de>  wrote:
>>
>>> Am 07/27/2013 10:14 PM, schrieb Marcus (OOo):
>>>
>>>  Am 07/27/2013 10:10 PM, schrieb sebb:
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> It might be helpful if the download page showed the approximate file
>>>>> size downloads.
>>>>>
>>>>> This would help users to know how long it might take (and do they have
>>>>> the space!) as well as offering an obvious sign if a download is
>>>>> truncated by more than a few kB. Not perfect, but would have helped
>>>>> the recent downloader.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Right, this would be much more helpful than having nothing.
>>>>
>>>> I'll think about how to implement this into the current DL scripting.
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I've created some new scripting and the result can be seen here:
>>>
>>> http://ooo-site.staging.**apache.org/download/test/**index.html<http://ooo-site.staging.apache.org/download/test/index.html>
>>>
>>
>> That's good to have the size in the main download box.
>> However, given that the size is approximate, I'm not sure it's
>> necessary to provide it to two decimal places.
>> Either give the exact size, or round to the nearest MB.
>>
>> The page shows me:
>>
>> Windows (EXE) and English (British) (~129.89 MByte).
>>
>> Once downloaded, the Windows XP property page shows:
>> 129 MB (136,201,626 bytes)
>>
>> So I think the download box should also show 129MB
>>
>
> OK, I've eliminated the decimal places.
>
>
>  Unhelpfully, the SF downloads page [1] shows 136.2MB - looks as though
>> they divided by 1000 rather than 1024 - though it's unlikely anyone
>> would/could use that page as the file names are all truncated.  I
>> don't know if it's possible to change the column sze for the name
>> column. Would be good if that could be corrected along with the size.
>>
>
> Please have a look into this issue:
> https://issues.apache.org/ooo/**show_bug.cgi?id=122233<https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=122233>


I have been commenting over there, please let me know if it works for you.

Thanks,

Roberto



>
>
>  [1] http://sourceforge.net/**projects/openofficeorg.mirror/**
>> files/4.0.0/binaries/en-GB/<http://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.0.0/binaries/en-GB/>
>>
>> Also, the KEYS/sigs/hashes ought to be shown before the alternate
>> downloads, ideally within the main green box as they relate to the
>> main download
>>
>
> I've tried to realize that. But I think it's not possible as there is only
> one link possible as the whole pper green box has to be clickable: for the
> install file or for one of the signature/hash files.
>
> The most important part is the install file. Everything else is secondary.
>
>
>  The other downloads ought to be shown in a bit more detail in a separate
>> box
>>
>
> What do you mean with more details? What do you think is missing?
>
> Thanks
>
>
> Marcus
>
>
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