For the marketing (of 3.4.0), and to visually stress the meaning of http://blog.documentfoundation.org/2011/05/13/announcing-a-new-beta-release/ we would need a design of an 'adopt-o-meter' for the download page, a kind of 'meter' that shows for which group is the version ideal: "early adopters", "home users", "corporate users". This would be next to the download links on the http://www.libreoffice.org/download/ ; for 3.3.2, indicator would point to "corporate users", for 3.4.0, it would point to "early adopters".
" From the graphical point of view, I see it similar to [randomly found by google] without any numbers, just with color areas, with "early adopters" on the left, "home users" in the middle, and "corporate users" on the right. I would prefer to avoid red color for any of these; none means a "danger". But - corporate users should be green ;-) The description of the 'adopt-o-meter' should be something like "Ideal for". I would like to ask you for 3 versions, each one with the indicator pointing to the different group. "
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"This type of idea could be extended to apply to the installation process.
i.e. Power Users - want all options turned on and showing Professional Users - most options turned on and showing Moderate Users - reduced set of options turned on and showing Basic User - minimum set to be functional, hide all others.
This could apply to Writer and Calc so that a user could indicate Power user for Writer but Moderate for Calc.
This would require that all toolbars have a ranking as well as all pull-down menu options and icons. e.g. 4 = Power User, 3=Professional User
If a person indicates 3 then only 4's are hidden, if they indicate 2 then 3's and 4's are hidden. A user can in time change their ranking to see what is available.
I've added this suggestion to Design/WhiteBoards/InterfaceImprovements which can be accessed from Design/Whiteboards in the Document Foundation." "
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"People interested in downloading should not be handled as part of a certain group (early adopters, home users, corporate users), but everybody should find his/her own position in the graphic and pick the version next to this position. "
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" If we do such a a-o-m we should think of easy and fast changing of the version text after getting up a new version. There should be only one/two click(s) or little textual changes. Will we have many pictures in the background which are enabled when necessary or will we have a changing text which the websities with publisher rights can change easily?
The version will change nearly every month  or even quicklier.  ReleasePlan
We had for long time the bug on the website that there was only a screenshot with "Beta" on the main page although we have had a stable version because no one made a new screenshot." see whole email
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"We have no functional version for standard users." 3.4.0 is very near to the beta and nightly builds.
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