pdfreaders.org feedback

Stian Rødven Eide stian at fsfeurope.org
Fri Feb 6 19:03:29 UTC 2009

Hi Michel

On Thursday 05 February 2009 19:41:28 Michel Roche wrote:

> there are a couple of issues I want to raise about the campaign that
> comments made about the article I wrote on linuxfr.org arose to me.
> We are all agreeing that this campaign aims at targetting the average
> user, informing him/her of the existence of Free/Libre software to
> read PDF documents that aren't only Free/beer.
> In this respect, we can assume that those people are mainly using
> windows with few technological knowledge.
> - In the windows column of the pdfreaders.org page, the first offered
> software is Okular. It seems that the KDE installer is not a bad
> thing, but it leads to a complex operation for the user : two
> softwares to install. OK there's a little note explaining it, but..

We have decided to tone down the Windows version of Okular until the 
installation process becomes much more intuitive for Windows users. I believe 
the most agreed upon suggestion so far is to colour "recommended" readers with 
a green background.

> - If we take a look at the simpliest : Sumatra, you arrive in an also
> complex page where just under the binary installer commes a zip with
> the sources => if the user is reassured by the zip which may be less
> scaring than the exe, he'll be downloading sources !

Hmm.. Maybe we could link directly to the exe instead. Are there reasons why 
we should not do that?

> - And another big concern is that none of the related pages are
> translated, so pdfreaders.org may do for english speaking people, but
> will be a showstopper for all others !

Indeed. I'm also working on a page to explain PDF with regards to Open 
Standards, which will be the target of the first "Read more..." link on the 
front page.

all the best,

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