Re: [Ekiga-list] Ekiga website

These are good and valid concerns.
I am trying to think how to implement those changes.

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 2:55 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen gmail com> wrote:
> I am a Skype user who has recently been introduced to Ekiga. Of
> course, I now have the task of convincing some of my contacts to use
> Ekiga, so I went to the Ekiga website to see what Windows users would
> be up against in installing the app. I did not even get to download
> the application before realizing that Windows users would not be able
> to handle Ekiga. My criticism is below, please keep in mind that it is
> constructive criticism intended to help Ekiga, not a "rant" or troll.
> This is copied verbatim from my post on the ubuntu-users list:
> 1) If the user looks for "ekiga" via google, then the url is
> for some reason. What is that? (Yes, _I_ know, but
> should I have to explain that to potential users?). If the user types
> in then she arrives at Redirect? That scares
> Windows users, who suspect malware and trickery. In my Windows days, I
> would have left right here.

$ wget -S
--2009-05-14 15:35:26--
Connecting to||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response...
  HTTP/1.1 200 OK
  Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 14:35:26 GMT
  Server: Apache/2.0.52 (CentOS)
  Connection: close
  Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
Length: unspecified [text/html]

There should be a redirect to (Apache mod_rewrite) so that
search engines
elevate the Ekiga website.

For example, as Mozilla does with '':

> wget -S
--2009-05-14 15:38:39--
Connecting to||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response...
  HTTP/1.1 302 Found
  Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 14:38:39 GMT
  Server: Apache/2.2.3 (Red Hat)
  Content-Length: 288
  Keep-Alive: timeout=20, max=972
  Connection: Keep-Alive
  Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Location: [following]
--2009-05-14 15:38:39--
Connecting to||:80... connected.

This requires web admin access to

> 2) "Downloads: Choose your distribution below and start downloading."
> What is a distribution? How do I download this? Where is the big green
> "download here" animated GIF?
> 3) If the user happens to find the Windows link (and even knows that
> is what she needs) then she gets a page with no files to download! She
> will _not_ open the README file to find what she needs!
> 4) If the user actually did find and open the README file under
> Windows downloads, the file contains this single line of text (no
> hyperlink):
> Please download from :
> 5) If the user actually follows the hyperlink then she goes to an
> Apache directory listing. This is what she sees:
> [   ] ekiga-setup-3.0.1beta-7144.exe  02-Oct-2008 23:08   18M
> [   ] ekiga-setup-3.0.1beta-7144d.exe 02-Oct-2008 23:05   61M
> [   ] ekiga-setup-3.0.1beta-7205.exe  14-Oct-2008 20:31   18M
> [   ] ekiga-setup-3.0.1beta-7205d.exe 14-Oct-2008 20:31   61M
> [   ] ekiga-setup-3.0.2beta-7300.exe  30-Oct-2008 21:33   22M
> [   ] ekiga-setup-3.0.2beta-7300d.exe 30-Oct-2008 21:30   65M
> [   ] ekiga-setup-3.0.2beta-7316.exe  02-Nov-2008 09:49   22M
> [   ] ekiga-setup-3.0.2beta-7316d.exe 02-Nov-2008 09:59   65M
> Which one should she click on? How much further do you think she is
> going to get?

For these, it is an issue of getting access to Ekiga CMS and making
the enhancements.
Who can give that?


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