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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Download page could give approximate file size
Date Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:24:33 GMT
On 5 August 2013 20:38, Marcus (OOo) <marcus.mail@wtnet.de> wrote:
> Am 08/05/2013 07:11 PM, schrieb sebb:
>
>> On 4 August 2013 19:45, Marcus (OOo)<marcus.mail@wtnet.de>  wrote:
>>>
>>> Am 07/27/2013 10:14 PM, schrieb Marcus (OOo):
>>>
>>>> Am 07/27/2013 10:10 PM, schrieb sebb:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> It might be helpful if the download page showed the approximate file
>>>>> size downloads.
>>>>>
>>>>> This would help users to know how long it might take (and do they have
>>>>> the space!) as well as offering an obvious sign if a download is
>>>>> truncated by more than a few kB. Not perfect, but would have helped
>>>>> the recent downloader.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Right, this would be much more helpful than having nothing.
>>>>
>>>> I'll think about how to implement this into the current DL scripting.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I've created some new scripting and the result can be seen here:
>>>
>>> http://ooo-site.staging.apache.org/download/test/index.html
>>
>>
>> That's good to have the size in the main download box.
>> However, given that the size is approximate, I'm not sure it's
>> necessary to provide it to two decimal places.
>> Either give the exact size, or round to the nearest MB.
>>
>> The page shows me:
>>
>> Windows (EXE) and English (British) (~129.89 MByte).
>>
>> Once downloaded, the Windows XP property page shows:
>> 129 MB (136,201,626 bytes)
>>
>> So I think the download box should also show 129MB
>
>
> OK, I've eliminated the decimal places.
>
>
>> Unhelpfully, the SF downloads page [1] shows 136.2MB - looks as though
>> they divided by 1000 rather than 1024 - though it's unlikely anyone
>> would/could use that page as the file names are all truncated.  I
>> don't know if it's possible to change the column sze for the name
>> column. Would be good if that could be corrected along with the size.
>
>
> Please have a look into this issue:
> https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=122233
>
>
>> [1]
>> http://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.0.0/binaries/en-GB/
>>
>> Also, the KEYS/sigs/hashes ought to be shown before the alternate
>> downloads, ideally within the main green box as they relate to the
>> main download
>
>
> I've tried to realize that. But I think it's not possible as there is only
> one link possible as the whole pper green box has to be clickable: for the
> install file or for one of the signature/hash files.
>
> The most important part is the install file. Everything else is secondary.

In that case, put the KEYS etc. in a separate box immediately under
the clickable box.

>
>> The other downloads ought to be shown in a bit more detail in a separate
>> box
>
>
> What do you mean with more details? What do you think is missing?

The links are very cramped, and there is no explanation of what they are for.

At present the page reads:

[LARGE GREEN DOWNLOAD BOX]
Get all platforms, languages, language packs | Source code and SDK |
Portable USB versions and third-party ports | Older and legacy
versions: 3.4.1 + 3.3.0 |
Signatures and hashes: KEYS , ASC , MD5 , SHA256 , How to verify? |
Release Notes

It should read something like:

[LARGE GREEN DOWNLOAD BOX]
Signatures and hashes: KEYS , ASC , MD5 , SHA256 , How to verify? |
Release Notes
<blank line>
<then another different colour box containing something like>
Looking for other downloads?
* Builds of OpenOffice 4.0.0 for other platforms and languages
* Additional Language packs for your OpenOffice installation
* The source code and the SDK (Software Development Kit)
* Portable USB versions and third-party ports of OpenOffice
* Older and Legacy versions [should probably link to a separate page
that explains the difference between 3.4.1 and 3.3.0]

==

The rest of the page is laid out with plenty of space between items.
At present the light green box looks out of place, and is tricky to
read unless you know exactly what you are looking for (and you
understand the jargon).

> Thanks
>
> Marcus
>

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