Bug 61939 - "download kde source code" points to "how to compile kde"
Summary: "download kde source code" points to "how to compile kde"
Alias: None
Product: www.kde.org
Classification: Unclassified
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Unlisted Binaries Linux
: NOR wishlist (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Webmaster
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-08-01 06:35 UTC by tnagy
Modified: 2004-11-21 04:34 UTC (History)
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Description tnagy 2003-08-01 06:35:28 UTC
Version:           http://www.kde.org/download/ (using KDE KDE 3.1.1a)
Installed from:    Unspecified Linux
Compiler:          gcc 3.2 same problem with intel compiler
OS:          Linux

The link "Download kde source code" (http://www.kde.org) points to : http://developer.kde.org/build/index.html and not to : http://developer.kde.org/source/index.html or another link where the latest stable version of kde can be downloaded.

It is perhaps done on purpose, since the first thing that can be seen on this page is : "Here you will find instructions for compiling and installing KDE from source and suggestions for when compilation doesn't go so smoothly."

It is also quite pessimistic - you want to download kde source code and you are redirected to the troubleshooting page ;-)

I have also reached this page many times, thinking that I would actually find the kde source code there !

In my opinion the link "source code" (which is a lot more catchy than "stable version") should be changed into "development version" and point to the cvs download instructions instead of the building instructions.
Comment 1 Olaf Schmidt-Wischhöfer 2003-08-01 10:31:39 UTC
Subject: www

CVS commit by ojschmidt: 

Download 'Development Source Code' will now point to the right page

  M +1 -1      menu.inc   1.14

--- www/menu.inc  #1.13:1.14
@@ -17,5 +17,5 @@
 $section =& $this->appendSection("Download");
 $section->appendDir("Stable Version", "download");
-$section->appendLink("Source Code", "http://developer.kde.org/build/index.html", false);
+$section->appendLink("Development Source Code", "http://developer.kde.org/source/index.html", false);
 $section->appendLink("Applications (external)", "http://apps.kde.com/", false);