Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#3364 closed enhancement (implemented)

Make labels in relay version graph more useful

Reported by: karsten Owned by: karsten
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Description

Runa says new users have trouble making sense of the labels "0.2.1," "0.2.2," etc. in the relay version graph. They need something like "0.2.1 (stable)" and "0.2.2 (unstable)," or they don't understand the graph.

Here are two ways to implement this:

  • Add labels to the current stable and unstable version in the legend. This might be "0.2.1 (stable)," "0.2.2 (unstable)," and "0.2.3 (experimental)" right now. Don't add labels to older versions. However, this may be confusing if people look at a graph from, say, 2009, seeing 0.2.1 as the "stable" version. Also, we'd have to update the labels whenever a new version becomes stable. A graph from 2009 would look even funnier with 0.2.2 as the "stable" version.
  • Add a comment to the text above the graph saying which versions are stable, unstable, and experimental right now. This works for people reading text, but who does that when there's a graph right below?

Right now I prefer the second approach. Are there other approaches?

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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by karsten

Resolution: implemented
Status: newclosed

I went with the second approach. I added a link to Tor's download page and to its ChangeLog file for people to look up which are the current stable/unstable versions. I think changing the graphs would be even more confusing.

Closing.

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