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Hi all,

Jan Holesovsky wrote (16-06-11 18:31)
On 2011-06-16 at 15:54 +0200, Christian Lohmaier wrote:

So - any objections to the proposed change of the main page, please?

One positive side effect of the proposal is that it helps getting people the most stable current version, 3.3.3.
(And not so easy 3.4.0 without thinking about what they do)

However, at a certain point we have to choose to change from 3.3.x to 3.4.x on the main page. And thus think about how to visually inform visitors about that change (and the still present choice for them to stay with 3.3.x)

Is this detect the OS of user? such as Ubuntu user will get link to
ubuntu version, etc...

No, the proposal is to provide a download button for windows only, and
an additional link "other versions".

I am far from sure that it is OK to mention Windows, handling users of another OS as second class...
Why not make that 'button' adapting itself, as on the OOo home page?

And yes, my objection is that you don't have help included in the

Indeed - so with help it could be done so that together with the start
of the download, a webpage can open with something like "Thank you for
downloading LibreOffice x.y.z!  You might be also interested in
downloading help: [language chooser for the help]."

Is this possible with SilverStripe?

That might be possible. Another option could be changing the installer, so that after installation people get informed about additional Help to download if they so wish.

(let alone that you make the other OS "second class citizens"

Yes; on Linux, my preferred approach is that people should be encouraged
to use their distro offering.  But of course this still leaves the Mac
OSX users without 1st class access to the downloads, that's true.

Don't like the idea to 'discriminate' non Windows users.

So there is potential improvement in the proposal, but IMO some more gain within reach, and thought about the nearby future needed, before implementing.

Kind regards,

 - Cor

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