| From Vaughan Johnson <vaughan@...>
| Tue, 18 Dec 2007 11:50:37 -0800
| Subject: [Audacity-devel] windows vista compatibility?
| > Gale Andrews wrote:
> > | From Vaughan Johnson <vaughan@...>
> > | Mon, 17 Dec 2007 11:23:14 -0800
> > | Subject: [Audacity-devel] windows vista compatibility?
> > | > Both the 1.2.6 & 1.3.4 Windows download pages state that it works with
> >> Vista. There's even a system requirements table on each page, for
> >> different versions of Windows. Don't see how the user could have missed
> >> it if he/she actually checked the download page. It would seem weird to
> >> post it in every announcement (except when we first proved it on Vista,
> >> a while ago).
> > I suppose the user's logic may be as that so many programs *don't* run
> > on Vista (and their websites often don't mention support for Vista or
> > not), it was easier to email than click through. I'll let the user know
> > gently if I haven't seen a copy email here.
> Thanks. That's generous of you, but that's pretty extreme laziness to
> coddle, imho, for him/her to avoid clicking two links and reading a few
Oh well, I think it's good PR for a minute's work nonetheless (even if
he's now actually clicked and found out).
> > IMO the announcement email is not long and only occasional, so it would
> > not hurt to specify the OS versions. Also next announcement time it
> > might be an idea to change the email text so that it doesn't refer to
> > the subscription box at the bottom, then we can move the box itself back
> > up underneath the download boxes on the page (assuming we still think
> > that lets more people see it).
> I saw Dominic had changed it, and at first I didn't understand, because
> nothing on the home page refers to it at the bottom, but the
> announcement does. I actually think it's aesthetically better at the
> bottom and more typical to find such things there, and if it's under the
> download box, it requires scrolling for many people anyway.
Agree aesthetically it's better at the bottom too, but functionally,
perhaps it's not better at the bottom? Also (IMO) when it's at the
bottom its text is not ideally clear (apart from the "politeness"
argument) e.g. might it mean new versions of Dominic's e-book?