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Re: [libreoffice-website] Improving download page
- Subject: Re: [libreoffice-website] Improving download page
- From: drew <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 18:17:15 -0500
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sat, 2012-02-11 at 17:56 -0500, Marc Paré wrote:
> HI Drew et al
> Le 2012-02-11 08:39, drew a écrit :
> > I would strongly argue in the reverse.
> > They likely use less of the application and therefore:
> > - are least likely to benefit from the new features
> > - least likely to appreciate the value of new features they find
> > - least able to deal with any stability issues found
> > -- unable to quickly recognize workarounds on their own
> > -- least capable of giving quality feedback in the form of entering
> > issues into the bug tracking system
> > -- most likely to abandon the application out of frustation
> > The more capable users are the ones likely to exercise more aspects of
> > the application and therefore:
> > -- recognize the new features, enhancements
> > -- best able to work around any stability issues in early version
> > releases
> > -- most likely to give useful feedback via the bug tracker
> > In other words I feel that it is the casual user that should be directed
> > to the trailing release 3.4.5 at this time, and the exception (for lack
> > of a better term) treatment to direct our experienced users to the
> > latest feature release 3.5.0.
> > IMO this offers the best experience for both the end users and the
> > efforts of the foundation as it avoids frustrating those least able to
> > deal with the leading edge, and maximizes the likelihood of getting
> > timely, useful and quality feedback into the QA/developer loop.
> If I am not mistaken, this has already been said previously somewhere
> and I find this logic sound. It is unfortunate that the 3.5.x may have
> more interesting features, but I also agree with you. Most people would
> prefer a solid product than having to fiddle around with the software.
> They are already spending too much time worrying about virus/spyware
> checking, and, having another potentially (even if slightly) glitchy
> version of LibreOffice is not what most are looking for.
> I also vote for archiving the 3.3.x versions. We should only carry 2
> versions on the Download page.
> Otherwise, we would only carry one version of the product.
Well I wrote the email first thing this morning and I am still, in
general, behind the concept, however, after reading everything on list
today and spending most of the day running 3.4.5 and 3.5.0 _and_ then
reading your post, specifically, referencing the chatter from some
developers to start thinking of the 3.5 branch as the first LTR (for a
working term) candidate...
I would change my, or have changed my mind, regarding this moment in
time. I think given everything that 3.5.0 should be the default, over
But I would really like to see us have a more detailed discussion,
before we get to 3.6 in order to flesh out the ideas in general about,
how we designate 'the default' going forward.
Hope that makes sense.
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|Re: [libreoffice-website] Improving download page||Marc Paré <email@example.com>|
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