[TYPO3-typo3org] typo3.org Packages and Download page (continued)

Francois Suter fsu-lists at cobweb.ch
Wed Feb 17 22:56:04 CET 2010

Hi all,

I'm opening a new thread to clear things up a bit.

Having received a lot of positive reviews (also internally from fellow 
core team members), I have published the draft version of the Packages 
page I had prepared, which merged the new Version Matrix (for which - 
again - thanks go to Oliver Klee and Steffen Kamper for the original work).

Here's the new workspace version:


with MySQL max versions added for TYPO3 4.2 and 4.1.

 From this on, we can start working on the many other remarks that were 

- have a big button for downloading quickly the latest version. This has 
sparked quite a lot of debate, although most agree that this is a good 
idea. Personally I wouldn't add this to the top of the Packages page, 
but I would place it on the Download page itself, which is not extremely 
useful for now IMO. Then people could move to the Packages page for more 
- someone suggested to remove the download links for 4.1 and 4.0, since 
they are considered - respectively - deprecated and obsolete. While I 
find that this makes sense, it somehow also looks weird.
- I'm unconvinced by the "At a glance" section now at the top of the 
Packages page. On second thoughts, I must say that I don't find it that 
useful and I could live without it.
- the release date is that of the major version. It might be a good idea 
to show the date of the latest maintenance release (next to the release 
number) to show the liveliness of the project.

The first point sparked a big debate about both naming of the various 
packages and what to provide as a starter package: the debate has moved 
to the typo3.projects.typo3_4-3.general mailing list. Look for a thread 
entitled "Get rid of source+dummy, source and dummy package" (be warned 
that you may feel lonely if your first name is not "Steffen" ;-) ).

I took this opportunity to look at the download pages/process of other 
well-known CMSes. Most are really nothing to write home about, but one I 
found really worthy is ezPublish:


This may be too much of a change for now, but could be an inspiration 
for the typo3.org revamp.



Francois Suter
Cobweb Development Sarl - http://www.cobweb.ch

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