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I think that now it is automatic to go and download the latest version of 3.5.x and when you go to the "choice" of versions, the current setup goes to that version as the "recommended version". That was that nearly as soon as the 3.5.x line was released.

Then we got a "oops" where the page started both the latest version and its last RC version at the same time with no indication which button goes with which until you start the download processes. Hopefully it will be fixed soon.

But what I really would like to see is a choice FIRST.
Click here for the:

3.4.6 - latest/last of the previous version/line
3.5.4 - current newest version/line

3.5.5 beta - current developer's beta testing version download

We need to give people an easy way to give users a choice, instead of some small text near large buttons.

We need to help the users with the choice with proper wording. Whatever the wording will be, it needs to state things like:

this version is stable and works well for . . .
this version has newer and more features that are in various stages of development, and works well for . . .

Yes, each business and personal user need to determine what version will work best for them, but you really need to give them a good way to know what is right for them. The Features page has a good list of new features, but are all those features currently working properly with, say 3.5.4, or not working completely right now? Some of the features, by looking at the bug page[s], looks line are not working properly with all modules or options in a certain module. If the feature is listed in the feature page, I hope that they will not be there if knowing that it is not working properly. That does not help with the users and the rep. of TDF/LO, if you advertise a feature and right now it does not completely work properly.

As this is the marketing page, hopefully those really involved in marketing LO, to personal, business, and government users, will be very concerned with LO's rep. and how it is displayed to the users on the web site.

I really think that as Apache OO gets farther along, businesses and governments may turn to Apache OO instead of LO for their open source office package, IF TDF/LO does not get better at gearing its web site and such to the needs of these users. LO really went a long way to get beyond what Oracle did, but now with OO being developed again under Apache's system, it will take more than just "business as usual".

On 06/03/2012 11:08 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
No, when the 3..0 was released the web-page suddenly changed to only show 1 download. That download being the 3.5.0 which was shown in green and wording around it claimed it was the "stable release". No mention of it being the latest and most exciting packed with tons of new features. No warnings about it possibly having regressions and possibly being more buggy than normal releases. Just a claim that it was recommended for corporate users.
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Sun, 3/6/12, Cor Nouws<>  wrote:

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For sure it cannot happen that the 3.6.0 will be the default download without clear info about the 
various choices and such.
IIRC that wasn't the situation with the 3.5.0 too?

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