[xwiki-devs] Redesign of Download page (was Re: [Proposal] Optional Contact Form in the download page)

Ludovic Dubost ludovic at xwiki.com
Sat Mar 5 15:12:04 UTC 2011


We could add the link to the feedback / support zone somewhere on the 
page, maybe even in a panel.

Ludovic

Le 05/03/11 16:09, Sergiu Dumitriu a écrit :
> On 03/05/2011 03:18 PM, Denis Gervalle wrote:
>> +1, Great ! but...
>>
>> Should not the feedback form be also accessible without triggering a
>> download ?
>> I can imagine that you can want to came back to it later, and it will
>> trigger the download again, which is not expected.
> +1, not everybody that downloads the software wants to give feedback,
> but definitely not everybody that wants to give feedback started by
> downloading it.
>
>> On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 18:53, Ecaterina Moraru (Valica)
>> <valicac at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I've implemented the proposed version
>>>
>>> enterprise
>>> http://enterprise.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/Download
>>>
>>> manager
>>> http://manager.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/Download
>>>
>>> watch
>>> http://watch.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/Download
>>>
>>> xeclipse
>>> http://xeclipse.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/Download
>>>
>>> xoffice
>>> http://xoffice.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/Download
>>>
>>> Please vote on this versions.
>>>
>>> This variant deprecates xwiki:Main.Download and will need also a change in
>>> Panels.Download that will relate to the local Main.Download instead of the
>>> global xwiki: link.
>>>
>>> The feedback form is activated so we will receive the messages, but there
>>> is
>>> only one general form and the messages are redirected just to one email
>>> address. Some developer needs to fix this in order for the companies
>>> checkbox to work.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Caty
>>>
>>> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 16:05, Vincent Massol<vincent at massol.net>   wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Caty,
>>>>
>>>> That's good to me. I believe it's a good first version that we can tune
>>>> later on.
>>>>
>>>> I'm +1 to implement it like this for now.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>> -Vincent
>>>>
>>>> On Feb 16, 2011, at 5:40 PM, Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> *Design proposal:*
>>>>>
>>> http://incubator.myxwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Improvements/XWikiOrgDownloadRedesign
>>>>> *Mockups:*
>>>>> XWiki Enterprise Manager Download Page
>>>>>
>>> http://incubator.myxwiki.org/xwiki/bin/download/Improvements/XWikiOrgDownloadRedesign/manager.png
>>>>> XWiki Enterprise Download Page - Part 1
>>>>>
>>> http://incubator.myxwiki.org/xwiki/bin/download/Improvements/XWikiOrgDownloadRedesign/enterprisePart1.png
>>>>> XWiki Enterprise Download Page - Part 2
>>>>>
>>> http://incubator.myxwiki.org/xwiki/bin/download/Improvements/XWikiOrgDownloadRedesign/enterprisePart2.png
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Caty
>>>>>
>>>>> P.S.* Prototypes* (with incubator style):
>>>>>
>>> http://incubator.myxwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Improvements/XWikiOrgDownloadManager
>>> http://incubator.myxwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Improvements/XWikiOrgDownloadEnterprise1
>>> http://incubator.myxwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Improvements/XWikiOrgDownloadEnterprise2
>>>>>
>>>>> On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 12:17, Vincent Massol<vincent at massol.net>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> Hi everyone,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks for your feedback on my previous mail on this topic. I've
>>>> discussed
>>>>>> it more with Gregory and Emilie and here's what we'd like to propose
>>>> now:
>>>>>> * Add a Profesional Services heading on the download which would
>>> contain
>>>>>> ** Some text explaining about community support and linking to
>>>>>> http://www.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/Support (which already
>>>> describes
>>>>>> community support)
>>>>>> ** A livetable containing companies offering professional services for
>>>>>> XWiki. The columns would be:
>>>>>> *** Logo
>>>>>> *** Company name
>>>>>> *** Number of active committers
>>>>>> *** Link to the correct anchor on the Support page (
>>>>>> http://www.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/Support)
>>>>>> ** The livetable would only show 3 entries
>>>>>> ** The livetable would be sorted by active committers by default
>>>>>> ** A text that explains how to add a new company to the list and which
>>>>>> would point to the Governance page (
>>>>>> http://dev.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Community/Governance)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> * We will remove the current XWiki SAS support link since that
>>>> information
>>>>>> will be moved to the livetable
>>>>>>
>>>>>> * Rework the download page so that when a download link is clicked, it
>>>>>> opens a new page containing the feedback questionnaire while the
>>>> download
>>>>>> happens
>>>>>> ** Note that for this to be technically possible I propose to remove
>>> the
>>>>>> link to the OW2 mirrors and instead link to the only existing mirror
>>>> (OW2
>>>>>> seems to have only 1...). If not, we would need some code to compute
>>>> which
>>>>>> OW2 mirror to use based on the location.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> * The feedback questionnaire page would contain the following:
>>>>>> ** The following questionnaire:
>>>>>>
>>> http://dev.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Drafts/SatisfactionSurveyProducts(let'stunethe questions together)
>>>>>> ** The questionnaire would start with a first question asking to which
>>>>>> companies it should be sent to. We would list all companies offering
>>>>>> professional support (using checkboxes) with a special text for the
>>> top
>>>> one
>>>>>> ("Top contributor") and in parenthesis listing the number of active
>>>>>> committers. For example:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> [ ] XWiki SAS - Top contributor with 15 active committers
>>>>>> [ ] Softec - 1 active committer
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ** A text explaining that it's optional and what the questionnaire
>>> will
>>>> be
>>>>>> used for, i.e. that
>>>>>> *** it will be published anonymously on xwiki.org to improve the
>>>> product
>>>>>> *** it will be sent to the companies for which the user has checked
>>> the
>>>> box
>>>>>>
>>>>>> We've tried to design this proposal with taking 2 ideas into account:
>>>>>> 1) that it's fair and that all companies can have a fair visibility
>>>>>> 2) that it's visible which companies contribute the most (to reward
>>>> their
>>>>>> contributions)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> WDYT?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>> -Vincent
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Jan 10, 2011, at 11:02 AM, Vincent Massol wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hi devs and everyone,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Emilie has proposed the following content to be added to the Download
>>>>>> page (http://www.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/Download):
>>>>>>> http://dev.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Drafts/TextDownload
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The idea is twofold:
>>>>>>> 1) to get feedback about what people think about our software.
>>>>>>> 2) some people who download the XWiki software from xwiki.org don't
>>>> know
>>>>>> that XWiki SAS has a commercial offerings and could be interested by
>>> it
>>>>>>> The pros for the community are:
>>>>>>> 1) XWiki SAS will publish back the result of the feedback it receives
>>>>>> from the download form which will allow us to fine tune and improve
>>> the
>>>>>> software
>>>>>>> 2) XWiki SAS could get more business (from people who want to buy
>>>>>> support, dev work, hosting, etc) which will mean accrued budget for
>>>> paying
>>>>>> developers and resources to work on the XWiki project
>>>>>>> Note 1: the form would be of course optional
>>>>>>> Note 2: in the future I'd like to see a not for profit foundation to
>>>>>> handle xwiki.org, the xwiki open source project, donations, etc. When
>>>> this
>>>>>> happens we could elect from member for the foundation and have the
>>>> feedback
>>>>>> form sent to that foundation for example, with members of the
>>> foundation
>>>>>> having access to the data (for example).
>>>>>>> WDYT?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>>> -Vincent Massol, acting as both CTO of XWiki SAS and XWiki open
>>> source
>>>>>> developer
>


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