Opened 7 months ago

Closed 7 months ago

#30082 closed defect (fixed)

"Download Source Tarball" is confusing on download page

Reported by: gk Owned by: antonela
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Webpages/Website Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: traumschule, antonela, boklm Actual Points:
Parent ID: #29901 Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description

The whole download page is tailored to Tor Browser. "Download in another language" for example is opening just a new site where one can download localized Tor Browser bundles.

It's confusing that "Download Source Tarball" is suddenly giving a link to the Tor source code then. We should at least be a bit more explicit and write "Download Tor Source Tarball" *if* we want to have that one a download page that is essentially only for Tor Browser. Otherwise one is expecting the Tor Browser source tarball (which is nothing we offer right now).

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 7 months ago by gk

Cc: antonela added

Might be worth dealing with that issue while thinking about #29991.

comment:2 Changed 7 months ago by boklm

I think only a very small part of users want to download the tor source tarball (mainly packagers and expert users), so I would not expect it to be on the main download page.

Maybe the "Advanced Install Options" link could point to a page allowing to download the Tor source tarball, Tor expert bundle, and Tor Browser alpha?

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 7 months ago by gk

Replying to boklm:

I think only a very small part of users want to download the tor source tarball (mainly packagers and expert users), so I would not expect it to be on the main download page.

Yes, I tend to agree.

Maybe the "Advanced Install Options" link could point to a page allowing to download the Tor source tarball, Tor expert bundle, and Tor Browser alpha?

Sounds like a good idea to me.

comment:4 Changed 7 months ago by boklm

Cc: boklm added

comment:5 Changed 7 months ago by antonela

Owner: changed from hiro to antonela
Status: newassigned

comment:6 Changed 7 months ago by antonela

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

We changed the label to Download Tor Source Code and we included a link to a new page to download the available Tor versions.
https://www.torproject.org/download/tor/

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