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digitalmars.D - 2.067 release, WTF is this UI ?

reply "deadalnix" <deadalnix gmail.com> writes:
So on the main website, I get notified that a new version of D 
exists (and also that DConf is soon, but it doesn't matter).

So, I wanted to update dmd on the computer I'm on, great ! I'm 
clocking on that. And this is where it brings me: 
http://dlang.org/changelog.html#2.067.1

Not really what I expected. I'm happy to know what are the 
bugzilla issue have been fixed, but I don't really care if I 
can't use it. No download link to be seen. Maybe this 2.067 link 
in the title will help me... It is not a download link, but that 
is the only prominent one, so it must be there.

Well, now I'm getting there: 
http://downloads.dlang.org/releases/2.x/2.067.1/ . A raw salad of 
link, the one I'm interested lost in the middle. No instructions 
to install or anything.

Does anyone is actually thinking about what the people visiting 
the website want to see ? Is the goal to increase pages views by 
getting people lost ?

How come I never stumble on something like this 
http://dlang.org/download.html ?
May 11 2015
next sibling parent "weaselcat" <weaselcat gmail.com> writes:
On Monday, 11 May 2015 at 19:40:59 UTC, deadalnix wrote:

 How come I never stumble on something like this 
 http://dlang.org/download.html ?
The large "Download" link at the top of the sidebar links there...
May 11 2015
prev sibling next sibling parent "Joakim" <dlang joakim.fea.st> writes:
On Monday, 11 May 2015 at 19:40:59 UTC, deadalnix wrote:
 So on the main website, I get notified that a new version of D 
 exists (and also that DConf is soon, but it doesn't matter).

 So, I wanted to update dmd on the computer I'm on, great ! I'm 
 clocking on that. And this is where it brings me: 
 http://dlang.org/changelog.html#2.067.1

 Not really what I expected. I'm happy to know what are the 
 bugzilla issue have been fixed, but I don't really care if I 
 can't use it. No download link to be seen. Maybe this 2.067 
 link in the title will help me... It is not a download link, 
 but that is the only prominent one, so it must be there.

 Well, now I'm getting there: 
 http://downloads.dlang.org/releases/2.x/2.067.1/ . A raw salad 
 of link, the one I'm interested lost in the middle. No 
 instructions to install or anything.

 Does anyone is actually thinking about what the people visiting 
 the website want to see ? Is the goal to increase pages views 
 by getting people lost ?

 How come I never stumble on something like this 
 http://dlang.org/download.html ?
You're right, there should be a link to http://dlang.org/download from either the middle of the main page or the top of the changelog. I assume you will submit a PR for this, now that you noticed this. :)
May 11 2015
prev sibling parent reply "Vladimir Panteleev" <vladimir thecybershadow.net> writes:
On Monday, 11 May 2015 at 19:40:59 UTC, deadalnix wrote:
 So on the main website, I get notified that a new version of D 
 exists (and also that DConf is soon, but it doesn't matter).

 So, I wanted to update dmd on the computer I'm on, great ! I'm 
 clocking on that. And this is where it brings me: 
 http://dlang.org/changelog.html#2.067.1
https://github.com/D-Programming-Language/dlang.org/pull/991
May 12 2015
next sibling parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 5/12/15 8:11 AM, Vladimir Panteleev wrote:
 On Monday, 11 May 2015 at 19:40:59 UTC, deadalnix wrote:
 So on the main website, I get notified that a new version of D exists
 (and also that DConf is soon, but it doesn't matter).

 So, I wanted to update dmd on the computer I'm on, great ! I'm
 clocking on that. And this is where it brings me:
 http://dlang.org/changelog.html#2.067.1
https://github.com/D-Programming-Language/dlang.org/pull/991
The perfect response. Thanks! -- Andrei
May 12 2015
prev sibling parent "deadalnix" <deadalnix gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 12 May 2015 at 15:11:52 UTC, Vladimir Panteleev wrote:
 On Monday, 11 May 2015 at 19:40:59 UTC, deadalnix wrote:
 So on the main website, I get notified that a new version of D 
 exists (and also that DConf is soon, but it doesn't matter).

 So, I wanted to update dmd on the computer I'm on, great ! I'm 
 clocking on that. And this is where it brings me: 
 http://dlang.org/changelog.html#2.067.1
https://github.com/D-Programming-Language/dlang.org/pull/991
My hero :) Thank you.
May 12 2015