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Re: s.a.o/download/ vs. s.a.o/source-code.html

From: Hyrum K Wright <hyrum_at_hyrumwright.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 11:13:16 -0500

On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 10:40 AM, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net> wrote:
> On 06/10/2011 09:40 AM, Hyrum K Wright wrote:
>> In getting ready for the 1.7.0 release cycle, we've put together a new
>> download page on subversion.apache.org.  This page allows us to make
>> use of the Apache mirroring infrastructure when distributing new
>> releases.
>> My aim is to have the download page eventually become the canonical
>> source for releases, replacing source-code.html (from which it has
>> largely copied content).  I've got some rudimentary content on that
>> page, and will be directing people there in the course of announcing
>> the alpha releases, but would appreciate additional eyes.
> I like it.  I think I would change "Supported release" to "Supported
> release(s)", and include in the section text an explicit mention of 1.6.17.
>  That might seem redundant in light of the section above it naming 1.6.17 as
> the latest release, but for someone navigating via a shared link to
> http://subversion.apache.org/download/#supported-release, they won't
> necessarily see that bit above.
> I'll make this change myself right now.

Thanks! I've got a few more thoughts I'm throwing out here (for
nobody in particular).

I think there are really two audiences here: people downloading
releases, and folks looking to get the source from the repo. I'd like
to make /download/ the landing page for the first group, and have it
*dirt simple* for them to do what they came for, namely download a
Subversion release. As it is, with instructions on how to check stuff
out and caveats about nightly builds and such, the page feels too
busy, and I'm concerned folks will get lost.

So I'd propose we keep source-code.html as the "how to checkout our
code and build from such a working copy", and /download/ as "how to
get a release". I'm not in a position to actually effect this change
for bit, but I'll eventually get around to it if nobody else does.

Received on 2011-06-10 18:13:49 CEST

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