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From Stas Bekman <s...@stason.org>
Subject Re: Link from download to install?
Date Fri, 02 Aug 2002 02:10:16 GMT
Bill Moseley wrote:
> How about adding two convenience links to the installation instructions on
> the download page? 
> 
> Current releases:
> 
>     * mod_perl 1.0: 1.27 (June 1, 2002)   [install]
>     * mod_perl 2.0 (in development): 1.99_04 (June 22, 2002)  [install]
> 
> Or add some text at the end that says to read the INSTALL* docs in the
> distribution once unpacked, with a link to getwet.html or install.html.
> 
> It's something like four or five links to get from the download to the
> getwet installation section.
> 
> Please read the README, SUPPORT and INSTALL files bundled wth the
> distribution after <a
> href="/docs/1.0/guide/getwet.html#Installing_mod_perl_in_Three_Steps">downlo
> ading and unpacking</a> the distribution.  See <a
> href="/help/index.html">Getting Help</a> for support information.

Good idea, Bill. Done. Please check if you like it.

> Minor comment, but another thing that I often find useful on download pages
> such as http://perl.apache.org/dist/ is the README and Changes file
> unpacked.  It's nice to be able to read those without having to download
> and unpack the distribution.  Or perhaps just a link to a directory with
> the current version unpacked.

Done too for the Changes files. README is useless if you have the whole 
site at your hand. It's only useful when you are offline.



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