Hi Stefan, :-)
On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 20:59, Stefan Weigel
My statement, you are referring to, is not new. It´s part of my
answer to your request from Dec 17.
Stefan, I did read your comments at that time and, *IIRC*, said that I
would take them into consideration, although I did not give you a
Regarding the home page, I think your wish is going to be largely
granted, because Nikash' home page design is *very* light on text,
although there will be Twitter and RSS feed widgets. In the *current*
home page design, you really have to have some text on the page or it
would look terrible.
But, if you're talking about less text on all the pages, I'd have to
disagree with you because - at least IMHO - a community site like
libreoffice.org *has* to contain information: information for existing
community members, and information for people who visit the site for
the first time.
Your opinion about not having detailed installation instructions on
the site for fear of scaring newbies away is not shared by other
people I've read, and I don't really agree myself. They need to be
there. But do read them. The Linux instructions are the most complex,
but say right at the beginning that many distributions will offer an
easy installation process (for example, Ubuntu's Software Center).
The instructions are only for the community-supplied edition, and I've
read long threads on the [tdf-discuss] list bewailing the lack of
installation instructions that can be followed by less-experienced
users. So I do understand where you're coming from, but I don't think
so many people share your POV.
As you'll have read, Rogerio is at work trying to simplify the Linux
The Windows instructions are actually very simple to follow - the
screenshots take up most of the page space. Ditto for Mac.
For the mailing list info, I don't really agree it's a good idea to
break it up into bits on different pages of the site. IMHO, many
people would agree that it's important to have one place on the site
where you can find all that info in one place. However, I am including
links to specific lists on relevant pages (and lots of cross-links
throughout the site to encourage people to read important contents).
I am trying to avoid being *too* verbose in the content. I'm trying to
take account of many different opinions, too. But you'll probably
agree that it's impossible to please *everyone*.
While I'm sure you won't necessarily agree with all the choices I've
made, there will be a feedback and comments phase after the handover,
and some alterations will certainly be made. So you'll have a chance
then, too, to put your ideas forward.
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