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From "Marcus (OOo)" <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: [RELEASE][DISCUSS] How to download AOO 4.1.0 Beta?
Date Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:19:02 GMT
Am 02/18/2014 08:44 AM, schrieb Andre Fischer:
> On 17.02.2014 20:44, Marcus (OOo) wrote:
>> Am 02/17/2014 09:37 AM, schrieb Andre Fischer:
>>> On 14.02.2014 22:32, Rob Weir wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 3:53 PM, Marcus (OOo) <marcus.mail@wtnet.de>
>>>> 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?
>>>
>>> In general, yes, but please keep in mind that our Mac builds are now
>>> 64bit. I assume that the directories that contain the Mac downloads got
>>> renamed (Servers are currently down so I can not check).
>>
>> This is currently the complete path to the AOO 4.0.1 install files,
>> example for English US:
>>
>> http://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.0.1/binaries/en-US/
>>
>>
>> There is no part included to reflect the OS and I don't know of an
>> idea to do so. Or have I misunderstood you?
>
> Looks like I assumed wrong. I had the directory structure of the
> snapshot builds in mind, which obviously differ from that of the release.
> So we only keep in mind that the names of the Mac binaries change (not
> sure if that is relevant).

That's true. Will keep in mind.

Marcus



>>>> The above makes sense to me.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> 5. Download webpage:
>>>>>
>>>>> Is it OK to expect to offer the download on our main download webpage?
>>>>> http://www.openoffice.org/download/
>>>>>
>>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks!
>>>>
>>>> -Rob
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>
>>>>> Marcus

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