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From "Marcus (OOo)" <>
Subject Re: [RELEASE][DISCUSS] How to download AOO 4.1.0 Beta?
Date Fri, 14 Feb 2014 21:47:45 GMT
Am 02/14/2014 10:32 PM, schrieb Rob Weir:
> On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 3:53 PM, Marcus (OOo)<>  wrote:
>> As this is our first beta release at Apache, I would like to clarify some
>> things before it's maybe too late to change the facts and to prepare
>> webpages:
>> 1. Target group
>> It is intended to be downloaded for the general public, right?
>> 2. Hosting
>> We are planning to host the files at Sourceforge, right?
>> 3. File names:
>> Of course the file names of the install files have to show a difference
>> compared to the general release files. Suggestion:
>> Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.0_Beta_Win_x86_install.exe
>> *If* there is a need to publish another round, it could be extended with a
>> number like:
>> Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.0_Beta2_Win_x86_install.exe
>> 4. Directory structure:
>> Is it OK to expect to use the same dir structure like we have currently for
>> 4.0.1?
> The above makes sense to me.
>> 5. Download webpage:
>> Is it OK to expect to offer the download on our main download webpage?
>> If yes, I can build up a download offer like we have for the green box. To
>> ease the download as best as possible.
> I would not make this the default download option for users.  We still
> want most users to download AOO 4.0.1. So keep the first box on
> /download.html as it is now.
> Maybe a yellow box (yellow == caution) with language that makes it
> clear that this is beta and gives the URL for reporting bugs.

I think I was not clear in my wording. :-)

Of course the current 4.0.1 should not be effected in any way.

With "ease the download as best as possible" I meant to do the same like 
we have for the green box but of course with a different color and text.

> Were you thinking of a language/platform switch logic for the beta?
> Or just a link to a "beta_other.html" page with a table of links?  If
> we do the table, then we would have room on the same page to give  a
> prominent warning, a link to BZ, Release Notes, etc.

I thought about the one-click-download we have already. Then of course a 
"beta-other.html" is also needed and your suggestion makes absolutely sense.

It could be a box somewhere below the green box. Or - as Kay mentioned - 
a separate webpage.


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