[texworks] "Download TeXworks" box, please test

Alain Delmotte esperanto at swing.be
Sun Dec 18 16:34:47 CET 2011

Hi Stefan,

For me it works, I was proposed the Windows version 0.4.3 
(r858 if I look to the link).
Clicking it proposed to open or download.

But the link "Getting TeXworks" to your site, I think, 
didn't work.



Le 18/12/2011 14:33, Stefan Löffler a écrit :
> Hi,
> yesterday, I finally had an inspiration to (hopefully) solve a
> long-standing problem with the Tw website. A long while ago, Jonathan
> and I were discussing the possibility to provide a simple box at the top
> of the page to give people quick and easy access to the (stable)
> downloads of TeXworks.
> Of course, all the information is somewhere on the rest of the page, and
> people are encouraged to read it, but let's face it: most people reading
> about a new version of Tw won't want to read the entire page to find
> some small links in the middle of the page, which in turn lead to lists
> on GC (a page designated for the development), etc. Unfortunately, due
> to technical problems, and because we wanted to avoid having to maintain
> yet another list of current downloads, that project was shelved.
> Until now. Thanks to Google Gadgets, I believe I have found a way to
> implement this small but useful little feature. A testing version is
> available at
> http://web.student.tuwien.ac.at/~e0325258/projects/c/texworks/testTwDownloads/testTwDownloads.html
> What you should see is a box in the upper right hand corner, which
> prominently tells you something like "Get TeXworks for Ubuntu". Be
> advised, though, that this box appears only on (very?) modern browsers,
> as it relies on some recently added JavaScript features.
> It would be great if you could head over to the page mentioned above,
> and if you see the box tell me if the info in it is correct. For
> Windows, Mac, Ubuntu, openSUSE, and Debian, it should provide suitable
> links. On other systems, it should provide a link to the sources. For
> Windows, Mac, and sources, it should also display "version 0.4.3" and
> the size of the file. If you see the box but the info in it is
> incorrect, please post (or send me off-list) the information given in
> the "Debug info" box, preferably along with what you would expect to see.
> Regards,
> Stefan
> PS: The "Check Getting TeXworks" link in the box doesn't work right now.
> It will work on the real webpage.
> PPS: Technical detail: the script relies on your browser's user agent
> string, so if for some reason you changed that, it does not conform to
> standards, or it does not contain the information necessary to detect
> your system, you should see "Get TeXworks Sources" and there is no way
> to avoid it. But if the user agent string contains the information, but
> it's not parsed correctly, then I'll hopefully be able to do something
> about it.

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