I don't believe it would be possible to use server-side detection since
we're using Pelican.

It could be easy to do some auto-OS detection though. I am a JS developer
if you want my help doing that. Jquery makes it easier but I could try to
code a solution by hand to avoid including it if that's important to the

On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 9:31 AM, Akkana Peck <akk...@shallowsky.com> wrote:

> Pat David writes:
> Pat> Downloads Page
> Pat> I'm a bit conflicted about this.  I understand that we used to use
> jquery
> Pat> to try and guess the OS the visitor was on, and present them with a
> Pat> sub-section of the downloads page.
> Pat>
> Pat> I am almost thinking that perhaps we can simply present users with
> clearly
> Pat> marked links at the top of the Downloads page to choose which OS they
> would
> Pat> like a download for?  Any objections to going this route?
> Andrew Pullins writes:
> Andrew> Please, please, please do this. after seeing other sites do this I
> can't
> Andrew> stand when a site shows me every single OS option out there.
> LibreOffice
> Andrew> has a really nice download page
> Andrew> <
> http://donate.libreoffice.org/home/dl/rpm-x86_64/5.0.1/en-US/LibreOffice_5.0.1_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz
> >.
> Andrew> Not only does it give you a great big download button for your OS
> but it
> Andrew> but it gives you the option to download it through torent, slect a
> differnt
> Andrew> OS, change the version you are downloading, provides source code,
> [ ... ]
> Pat David writes:
> Pat> Do you mean to do the auto-OS detection, or to not?
> I wasn't sure either, but it's worth noting that the libreoffice
> download page at
> http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/?version=5.0.1
> (I'm not sure if that's the same page as the one Andrew likes --
> different URL) doesn't need javascript or jquery for OS detection.
> Even with noscript, it correctly shows me a download button for Linux
> x86. Presumably it's doing server-side checking of the browser's
> User-Agent.
> Personally, I'd be fine with Pat's suggestion of just having links
> at the top, but server-side user agent detection is a nice touch.
> Andrew> There are only two things I could suggest is that this site is not
> Andrew> responsive and that is becoming a big thing right now.  don't know
> how much
> Andrew> more work it would be to do that but it would be nice.
> Pat> The site is actually responsive. Try looking at it on a mobile screen,
> On the Downloads page, the page content is responsive but the image
> at the top forces the page to 900px wide. Maybe that's what Andrew
> is talking about? The rest of the site is very responsive.
> One other issue: the webfonts in the toolbar at the top look awful
> in either Firefox or Chromium on Debian unstable. Debian seems to
> have a problem in general with rendering webfonts -- I've seen it
> on other pages that use them. Screenshot:
> http://shallowsky.com/tmp/gimp-news-screenshot.jpg
>         ...Akkana
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