download page does not mention that users are being redirected

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

www.mozilla.org
General
RESOLVED WONTFIX
11 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: rhelmer, Assigned: John Slater)

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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Description

11 years ago
 
pkim: Thoughts?
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: PC → All
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Comment 2

11 years ago
This came up in a newsgroup post:
http://groups.google.com/group/mozilla.dev.apps.firefox/browse_thread/thread/8bc68e7d0df5bf84/67c86ede83d85745#67c86ede83d85745

Filtering out the noise (and my bad grammar), there are a couple good points in there:

1) how to we let users know that we're redirecting them?
2) how can we make it easier for users to verify that they have the version we released?

For #1, we could explain that users are being redirected to a (trusted) mirror site, and maybe a link to the mirror list page, on the redirect page e.g.:
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/products/download.html?product=firefox-2.0.0.4&os=linux&lang=en-US

For #2, I'm not so sure if that's an appropriate place to link information about checking signatures, but we should have that info up somewhere (maybe linked from the release notes?).
For #1 and/or #2, the download page could have a link to the official list of Mozilla release mirrors, http://www.mozilla.org/mirrors.html , so they can verify that "wherever they're taken to" is on the official list.
Assignee: nobody → jslater

Comment 4

7 years ago
Doing a bit of bug housekeeping here and came across this. 

Closing for now since this hasn't been updated in 4 years. If you think this is still important to fix, and applies to the current mozilla.com, please re-open. Thanks!
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Component: www.mozilla.org/firefox → www.mozilla.org
Product: Websites → Websites
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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