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FS#65958 - Include archived releases section on Downloads page

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by korimitsu (korimitsu) - Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 11:41 GMT
Last edited by freswa (frederik) - Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 13:46 GMT
Task Type General Gripe
Category Web Sites
Status Assigned
Assigned To Jelle van der Waa (jelly)
Sven-Hendrik Haase (Svenstaro)
Giancarlo Razzolini (grazzolini)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No

Details

Description:
Would like that Arch Linux Downloads page (https://www.archlinux.org/download/) includes references to archived releases, not only "Release Info". Had to download older iso for install with older kernel 5.4.15 because of UEFI bugs with linux 5.5.6
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Comment by korimitsu (korimitsu) - Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 14:34 GMT
UEFI or USB I'm not sure.
Comment by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 15:14 GMT
Do you just want it to link to this page? https://www.archlinux.org/releng/releases/
Comment by korimitsu (korimitsu) - Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 22:55 GMT
Yes, a link or section mentioning it.
Comment by Giancarlo Razzolini (grazzolini) - Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 11:54 GMT
A link to that page already is on the first page of the website.
Comment by korimitsu (korimitsu) - Friday, 27 March 2020, 11:24 GMT
Not to Download, but to archived releases.
Comment by Giancarlo Razzolini (grazzolini) - Friday, 27 March 2020, 14:33 GMT
We have a link to https://www.archlinux.org/releng/releases/ on the home page. On the download page, I personally don't think we should have anything else, because it might confuse users. @Jelle, what you think?
Comment by Jelle van der Waa (jelly) - Friday, 27 March 2020, 20:53 GMT
We can link to it but we should really not recommend it.
Comment by Giancarlo Razzolini (grazzolini) - Monday, 30 March 2020, 17:04 GMT
Yes, I'm worried about confusing users. The download page should be focused on getting the current stuff. I'm not sure on the best way to add the link without somehow endorsing old stuff, inadvertently.
Comment by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Monday, 30 March 2020, 17:09 GMT
Add a very tiny blurb stating "Historic releases can be found at <url>"? People will be confused enough by its linkage on the main page, if you ask me.
Comment by Giancarlo Razzolini (grazzolini) - Monday, 30 March 2020, 18:07 GMT
It's a simple link called "ISO Release List". Don't see it as confusing. But I don't see the point in also having it on the download page. Down with the old, up with the new.
Comment by korimitsu (korimitsu) - Saturday, 23 May 2020, 12:02 GMT
What pages link to "https://www.archlinux.org/releng/releases/"?
Comment by Jelle van der Waa (jelly) - Saturday, 23 May 2020, 18:57 GMT
The "ISO Release List" on archlinux.org

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