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

Vincent Massol vincent at massol.net
Mon Mar 7 08:11:07 UTC 2011


On Mar 6, 2011, at 1:23 PM, Marius Dumitru Florea wrote:

> Hi Caty,
> 
> On 03/04/2011 07:53 PM, Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I've implemented the proposed version
>> 
>> enterprise
> 
>> http://enterprise.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/Download
> 
> Looks good overall but I have a few remarks:
> 
> * there is too much orange for me
> * the 3D effect suggested by the "Stable"/"Latest" flags doesn't make 
> much sense to me
> * I don't like that much the current download icon; I think the previous 
> one was better

I agree. The previous image was better. I'd choose the best looking solution rather than the best tech one on this :)

Thanks
-Vincent

> * the "file" word is redundant in the "Type" column
> 
>> 
>> 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
> 
> The orange background for "Other downloads" and "Development builds" 
> looks inconsistent for the rest of the download pages.
> 
> Hope this helps,
> Marius
> 
>> 
>> 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'stune the 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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