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

Serge Stinckwich serge.stinckwich at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 04:43:36 CEST 2011

There should be i guess just one download page.
On the first page, there is some downloads links in the three columns.
If you look at the python language website, there is only one download
page, the same for Ruby.

Adrian take care of the website if i remember. I know from experience
this a really boring task.
If we want to scale to a small team of volunteers, what could be done
to simplify the modification of pages ?
I know that the website currently used is based on Cmsbox and this is
great showcase for Pharo&Smalltalk, but
maybe an automatically generated html website with the help of tools
like webgen or something similar with the pages on a git repository
somewhere could help the management.


On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 3:40 AM, Fernando Olivero
<fernando.olivero at usi.ch> wrote:
> 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.
> Fernando
> 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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Serge Stinckwich
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