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Make the distinction between source and platform releases clearer #364

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@carlosmn

The current wording seems to make the difference too subtle for a casual
reader; try to clear this up by:

  • naming the latest release "source" instead of "stable" release, to make clearer what it is that we're showing the version for.
  • reword the button to "Downloads" for a platform, which makes it a noun for the available downloads, rather than a verb which can too easily be taken to mean "download this version"

This should reduce the incidence of people complaining that the version
in the front is erroneous.


Ideas from #268. Possibly not perfect, but it should help.

@carlosmn carlosmn Make the distinction between source and platform releases clearer
The current wording seems to make the difference too subtle for a casual
reader; try to clear this up by:

- naming the latest release "source" instead of "stable" release, to
  make clearer what it is that we're showing the version for.

- reword the button to "Downloads" for a platform, which makes it a noun
  for the available downloads, rather than a verb which can too easily
  be taken to mean "download this version"

This should reduce the incidence of people complaining that the version
in the front is erroneous.
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@bry4n bry4n merged commit f6ee598 into git:master
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Commits on Feb 17, 2014
  1. @carlosmn

    Make the distinction between source and platform releases clearer

    carlosmn authored
    The current wording seems to make the difference too subtle for a casual
    reader; try to clear this up by:
    
    - naming the latest release "source" instead of "stable" release, to
      make clearer what it is that we're showing the version for.
    
    - reword the button to "Downloads" for a platform, which makes it a noun
      for the available downloads, rather than a verb which can too easily
      be taken to mean "download this version"
    
    This should reduce the incidence of people complaining that the version
    in the front is erroneous.
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6 app/assets/javascripts/site.js
@@ -32,14 +32,14 @@ var DownloadBox = {
var os = window.session.browser.os; // Mac, Win, Linux
if(os == "Mac") {
$(".monitor").addClass("mac");
- $("#download-link").text("Download for Mac").attr("href", "/download/mac");
+ $("#download-link").text("Downloads for Mac").attr("href", "/download/mac");
$("#gui-link").removeClass('mac').addClass('gui');
$("#gui-link").text("Mac GUIs").attr("href", "/download/gui/mac");
$("#gui-os-filter").attr('data-os', 'mac');
$("#gui-os-filter").text("Only show GUIs for my OS (Mac)")
} else if (os == "Windows") {
$(".monitor").addClass("windows");
- $("#download-link").text("Download for Windows").attr("href", "/download/win");
+ $("#download-link").text("Downloads for Windows").attr("href", "/download/win");
$("#gui-link").removeClass('mac').addClass('gui');
$("#gui-link").text("Windows GUIs").attr("href", "/download/gui/win");
$("#alt-link").removeClass("windows").addClass("mac");
@@ -48,7 +48,7 @@ var DownloadBox = {
$("#gui-os-filter").text("Only show GUIs for my OS (Windows)")
} else if (os == "Linux") {
$(".monitor").addClass("linux");
- $("#download-link").text("Download for Linux").attr("href", "/download/linux");
+ $("#download-link").text("Downloads for Linux").attr("href", "/download/linux");
$("#gui-link").removeClass('mac').addClass('gui');
$("#gui-link").text("Linux GUIs").attr("href", "/download/gui/linux");
$("#alt-link").removeClass("windows").addClass("mac");
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2  app/views/shared/_monitor.html.haml
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
%div.monitor
- %h4 Latest stable release
+ %h4 Latest source release
%span.version= latest_version
=link_to "Release Notes", latest_relnote_url
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