Fwd: Re: IcedTea build instructions

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Tue Oct 11 06:07:51 PDT 2011

On 10/11/2011 10:01 AM, Jiri Vanek wrote:
> On 10/11/2011 10:52 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:
>> On 10/10/2011 08:33 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>>> I think we should be *reducing* the amount on the front page to the
>>> minimum required to download and build, with clear notification of
>>> what the latest releases are.  More detailed information should be
>>> on other pages linked from there.
>> I think that's true.  The interesting question, however, is whether to
>> tell people to get the latest release version or the latest release
>> branch.  You could argue either way.
> Definitely latest release (tag) version or the latest release
> branch. But we should also provide information about alternative
> downloads - at least possibilities of older versions, heads of each
> branch and bleeding-edge.

Yeah indeed, just not on the front page.  A well-designed page doesn't
force people to think about a lot of choices, but just provides a
sensible default.


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