On 1/14/20 3:19 PM, Stasiek Michalski wrote:
On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 15:07, Simon Lees firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On 1/14/20 4:34 AM, Stasiek Michalski wrote:
In general, I want to move everything distribution related out of www-o-o, and expand on it on software-o-o (which I started doing in ). We cannot possibly explain everything we need to explain on the project page, so having a page that explains more about the distribution in another place sounds like the way to go. As for the slogan, Get it! Discover it! Create it! was a thing back when the only services openSUSE provided were the distribution (get it), Wiki (discover it) and OBS (create it). Nowadays, that's not very representative of the openSUSE Project.
This in itself throws up a few things, for example when targeting new users they are likely to just think openSUSE is a distro if were lucky maybe they'll think its 2.
In order to avoid extra confusion I think in the places we are targeting new users using phrases and wording that are more specific to openSUSE's Distro's makes sense. www.o.o becomes an interesting case where we likely want some balance of both because most people hitting it are probably interested in the distro's. Although everything else the project does should be covered there somewhere somehow.
Unlike other distro devs, we can't spend the entire page bragging about the distributions though, unless we send them off to some other page first. This also gives us the opportunity to send people links to the distributions page instead of project page if they want to learn more about the distributions, and send people links to the project page if they want to learn about the project instead of various scattered wiki pages.
An alternative to what both you and Vincent are talking about which is probably more friendly to new users is have a simple landing page which mostly focuses on the distro's at a simple level focusing on pushing people toward software.o.o for more detailed info.
Then it also has a reasonably clear link to "Other things the openSUSE Project does" which sends people to a new opensuse-project.org (or some other similar url). There are alot of "things" within the openSUSE Project these days and listing them all on our main landing page is probably going to confuse new people. Having an extra "project" url then makes it easier for us so we have one url for when were mostly talking about our distro's and one for talking about the larger project in general.