Bug 35251 - Lenya homepage should have one-click "Download Lenya for Windows"
Summary: Lenya homepage should have one-click "Download Lenya for Windows"
Alias: None
Product: Lenya
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P2 enhancement
Target Milestone: 1.4
Assignee: Lenya Developers
URL: http://lenya.apache.org/
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-06-07 06:37 UTC by solprovider
Modified: 2007-04-26 08:03 UTC (History)
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Description solprovider 2005-06-07 06:37:52 UTC
There should be a large one-click "Download Lenya for Windows" on the homepage.
 Use a big graphic saying "WINDOWS DOWNLOAD HERE".  It should immediately
download the Windows Installer for the last stable release.  One click; not 3
clicks choosing a mirror and wondering what "tar", "gz", "asc", and "md5" mean
while trying to decide which version is for me.

See http://www.mozilla.org/ for an example.  Another site (I forgot which) has
an even bigger "Windows Download Here" with a much smaller "other downloads"
below it.
Comment 1 Hubertus Groepper 2005-06-07 11:14:02 UTC
I'm all for simplifying the download process and propose that the homepage gets some more verbose 
download links: Stable Windows (Binary installer), stable windows (source version), stable unix (bin/src), 
nightly dev snapshort (source) etc. 

In addition, i'd prefer to have only a single download page (maybe in the project tab) that provides a 
good summary of what files are available. This page should
- let the user know what version is currently stable with link to release notes
- explain any possible drawbacks for any given distribution form (Windows installer)
- provide a link to further information on how to deal with MD5 etc.
- link to the installation instructions and where to go from there

The download button at Mozilla is based on what OS you use and tries to guess the language. It often 
failed for me. The mirror-thing is fine, sourceforge and many other high traffice download site use the 
same method.
Comment 2 Hubertus Groepper 2005-06-08 18:11:46 UTC
Sorry, forgot about that one. Please review patches for bug 35271
Comment 3 Hubertus Groepper 2006-01-30 20:42:04 UTC
This can be closed even though there is no big download button I believe? 
Comment 4 solprovider 2006-01-31 00:11:48 UTC
The idea was for a one-click link on the homepage that picks a mirror and starts
the download.  Also the Download section might be moved before the News
(especially since the latest news is we have not released in 7 months.)

The homepage was improved because of this request, and it can be closed if
nobody else wants "the big button".
Comment 5 Andreas Hartmann 2007-04-26 08:03:01 UTC
I'm closing this bug, please re-open if there's need for further improvement.