Improving Downloads at MySQL.com
By Duleepa Wijayawardhana on Feb 17, 2009
The MySQL Web Team and the MySQL Community Team want to improve your experience with downloading software from MySQL.com. Now, we have many ideas on how to improve things, some subtle, some not so subtle, but we would like to hear from you.
As with all UI improvements, what we want to do is to come up with solutions and features which make the process easier, faster or more reliable. In this case it should be easier to identify what you need, faster to get to the download and more reliable in getting the correct download or your previous downloads.
What pages/sections are we dealing with specifically? We are talking about the downloads of MySQL and MySQL-related software available at the following pages: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/
Here are some screenshots of some of the pages we are thinking of revamping:
- Main downloads page at dev.mysql.com
- Software Summary and Quick Links
- Sample software listing
If you have any thoughts and ideas, please post them here in the comments or email me at dups (at) sun (dot) com.
In a later post, I'll discuss some of the suggestions that we get and some of the suggestions that we have internally.