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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <>
Subject Re: [DOWNLOAD][PROPOSAL] How to download another version than offered in the green box?
Date Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:37:37 GMT

On 28.04.2014 10:38, Jürgen Schmidt wrote:
> On 4/28/14 12:29 AM, Kay Schenk wrote:
>> On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 11:19 AM, Marcus (OOo) <> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> while enjoying the Easter time I made some progress about a long-term
>>> problem:
>>> - Downloading the offered file via the green box is fast and easy
>>> - Downloading a different file than the offered is not
>>> Via the big table on the "other.html" is now easy to maintain for us but
>>> has no improvement for the user as it is large and complex.
>>> Therefore I've thought of making another offer directly on the main
>>> download webpage:
>>> Please don't look too close to look & feel - sure the grey color is not
>>> the best one ;-) - this can and will be improved for sure.
>>> For now please have a look for the functionality via the drop-down boxes
>>> and the then created links below them.
>>> What do you think? is this a direction we can/should go in general?
>> Thanks. I do like this idea. It's very straightforward.  I think this might
>> be better integrated if this new area could be placed directly  under the
>> "found" version in the green box. Maybe with some slightly smaller styling.
>> And, looking at what else we have going on here, and the information in the
>> lower lighter green box, I would suggest we move "Release Notes" as the top
>> item under "Documentation"
>> and move "Source Code and SDK", "Portable and USB ports" and Legacy
>> versions to "Additional Resources". (well some of these items are already
>> there really but maybe need to be reworded.)
>> This way the top darker green box would display the version found for the
>> user along with the new drop down and the lighter box underneath would only
>> contain signature and hashes info.
> I like the idea in general as well and Kay provided some good ideas
> already to improve the structure.
> We should use the drop down boxes to for older releases as well. Means a
> further drop down box where the user can select the version, default is
> always the latest and greatest.
> For example for 4.1 we can drop the 32 bit version for Mac to avoid
> confusion.
> The link 'Get all platforms, languages, language packs' can be
> potentially removed completely if we allow the selection of the product.

+1 from my side for the general idea of the proposal.

Kay's and Jürgen's suggestions also make sense.

Best regards, Oliver.

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