Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The current setup of websites for downloading OpenOffice.org installation sets provides builds for several languages and operating systems. But nowadays a lot more are built. Unfortunately they are not that easy to find as they are on mirror servers. The most users do not know this or how to come to these mirrors.
Furthermore there was no comfortable way to download language packs (currently for 96 languages !).
Another reason is that many native language teams have only a small staff or do not have the time to test all available Release Candidate (RC) builds on all platforms for their language. However, these are very close to a final release but have not got the latest tests. But why not offering these to the users with a hint to be carefully when using?
To improve this situation and to deliver more choice we have created a new download website layout.