[mono-packagers] Mono download page proposal

Jo Shields directhex at apebox.org
Thu Oct 1 15:39:16 EDT 2009

On Tue, 2009-09-01 at 00:08 +0100, Jo Shields wrote:
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> How about a few little changes to the Mono download page to make those
> of us who aren't Novell a little more obvious to users?
> 1) Rather than the text link for "Unsupported downloads", how about an
> icon alongside the existing ones for VMware et al?
> 2) Rather than that link open a wiki page, how about it yield a
> second-level icon list filled with ruddy great big distro icons that
> users are more likely to notice?
> 3) How about each of those icons link to a per-distro Wiki page, with
> much more distro-specific info, with text along the lines of "Your
> distribution provides Mono packages for you, please click here for
> more information"?
> Right now, there's one page for all non-Novell systems which basically
> only contains Debian/Ubuntu info (because I put it there), it's a huge
> messy page, and any casual Fedora or Arch user won't even realise what
> the deal is unless they know it already.

More or less implemented. Take a look! If anyone whose distro isn't
listed (i.e. Fedora, Arch, Solaris, *BSD, and so on) wants an icon, then
send a 40x40 icon with a white background to this list, and a link to
the pre-written Wiki page relevant to their distro (preferably following
the same template as Debian/Ubuntu)
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