[Pharo-project] Download choices :) or :(?

Fernando Olivero fernando.olivero at usi.ch
Sun Apr 10 22:40:46 CEST 2011

Nice to point it out, thanks.

Usability issues of the web page are surely to arise more often, since
Pharo is gaining more adepts every day.

Maybe a solution would be appreciated as well.


On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 10:24 PM, DougEdmunds <dougedmunds at gmail.com> wrote:
> Pretend you are a newbie and want to try Pharo. You get on the
> http://www.pharo-project.org page
> 1. Top right image says "Download Pharo"
> That downloads immediately from
> https://gforge.inria.fr/frs/download.php/28437/Pharo-1.2.1-OneClick.zip
> 2. But in the left column
> You can click on the heading "Download"
> Now you go to  http://www.pharo-project.org/pharo-download
> which gives you two different one-click choices, but
> without any explanation of the difference between
> Cog VM and standard VM.
> 2A. And if you look down further on that page, there are lots of
> 'custom' choices, one of which is a Windows Installer, apparently
> of the most recent version, but that one says it uses the
> unexplained 'Cog' vm.
> 3. Wait!! On the home page, you can assume that the
> latest release is 1.2.1 in the left column,
> and this takes you to
> http://www.pharo-project.org/pharo-download/release-1-2-1
> which now give you 3 choices to download, one of which
> is a one-click, but is it Cog or is it Standard?
> 4. Wait again!!  On the home page, under Shortcuts
> on 'Stable Pharo' which immediately starts to download
> yet another version: currently Pharo-1.2.1-11.04.03.zip
> 5. And now you feel obligated to click the words 'Download Pharo'
> on the right column of the home page, thinking there may be
> even more versions to pick from.  It takes you to another
> page. Deja Vu,  it looks familiar....
> So, newbie, was that clear enough for you?
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