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Tue May 11 23:10:35 EDT 2010

More generally, could the current status of the platform please 
be made *obvious early* on its webpages? Currently, a visit
looking for such info might go like this:

    doesn't say anything about versions or timelines

    gives GHC versions, without linking them to HP versions
    or timelines

    lists current version and timeline of older versions (good),
    but does not state that the current version is a beta, nor
    does it indicate that there is a stable version due, or what
    problems are keeping the beta from becoming stable

    does not offer much info, but seems to be the only page
    linking to

    no current version info, release time table is only for package 
    maintainers, none of the "open bug reports" has a 2010.x

    THERE!-) This is the information I was looking for, at least part
    of it! But where is the rest?

I suggest the following changes as a minimum improvement:

- link to 6 directly from 1 (even better: insert cute calendar with
    highlighted release timelines on 1!-)
- add current version overview for each OS to 1 (in case the
    per-OS versions are out of sync)

- add trac links to 6 that list the showstopper tickets for
    the current release (this assumes that the showstoppers 
    have trac tickets and, preferably, milestone and severity

- add info about next release and blocking issues to 3 (and to
    the other OS-specific pages) - downloaders should not have
    to guess that the current version is a beta, or what problems
    have been found with it



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