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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DOWNLOAD][PROPOSAL] How to download another version than offered in the green box?
Date Sun, 27 Apr 2014 22:29:56 GMT
On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 11:19 AM, Marcus (OOo) <marcus.mail@wtnet.de> 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:
>
> http://ooo-site.staging.apache.org/download/test/index_droplist.html
>
> 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.

What do others think?



Or do you have complete different thoughts?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Marcus
>
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