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2013/1/22 Charles-H. Schulz <>

Hello Camille,

Answering on the website list for clarity.
I am not answering directly to your questions (I'll let Erich and
Christian answer), but I would say at at least the download page and the
landing page would be integrated inside Silverstripe.


Le mardi 22 janvier 2013 à 16:59 +0100, Camille Moulin a écrit :
Hi all,

A few technical questions to begin with: what is your plan for these 4.0
specific pages?
Do you plan to integrate them in your CMS (silverstripe)? If so, would
that be fine for you if we provide you with plain HTML/JS/CSS files?
Or do you plan to have a redirection to a place with plain PHP ? (I was
considering for instance that it would be possible to have a
conditionnal, referer|cookie based redirection from
to )


Could you please give us more detail about the technical

Le 18/01/2013 13:59, Charles-H. Schulz a écrit :
Hello all,

First I'd like to introduce to the list Camille Moulin and Jonathan Le
Lous, two long time supporters of LibreOffice. They work for a french
open source IT company and they are offering their resources for a (for
now) partial redesign of the website.

As the 4.0 release is approaching fast, yesterday during the marketing
we decided that instead of a major redesign we would work on three
       * A new, temporary front page for the 4.0 release
       * A landing page, which lists (in a nice and visually appealing
         way) the 5 or 10 best features, describes LibreOffice links to
         the release notes, download page, and main community entry
       * if possible a redesign or improvement for the download page.
Camille, Jonathan, please feel free to share and discuss here.

Best regards,

Charles-H. Schulz
Co-Founder & Director, The Document Foundation,
Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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I will just repeat myself here …

Let's follow the KISS principle. The current download page are too
cluttered with unnecessary junk confusing people, and a separation of links
targeted at end users and contributors should have been implemented in the
first place. End users are completely uninterested in SDK's or source code,
so it makes no sense to have it there. In regard of AppUp, PortableApps,
DVD images etc, we can have that, but more discretely in something like
"Did you know that…" on the opposite side of the actual download links. We
should also bring back the easy pull down menu's if the geolocation fails,
and especially because this "solution" is horrible: You might also want to look
at phasing out SilverStripe CMS due to its severe limitations, as it really
don't deliver what we expect from a CMS. Let's have a fresh and modern web
site to showcase, and not something that looks like it was put together in
a hurry for emergency reasons.

Olav Dahlum

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