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CHI-WEB  April 2003, Week 2

CHI-WEB April 2003, Week 2

Subject:

Summary: Posting version numbers

From:

Karla Uribe <[log in to unmask]>

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Karla Uribe <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Wed, 9 Apr 2003 16:01:19 -0700

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My original post:

Greetings, the company I work for has large amounts of
applications listed on the website. They have recently
decided that they want to display the applications' version
numbers. We need them displayed because there is a
percentage (not the majority) of downloaders that keep
track of those versions. This is a usability issue because
the goal of our company is to target the average non
developer and we don't want users scared away by 'weird'
data displayed on the screen. I was hoping some of you may
have some suggestions about how to display these versions
or if there are any usability standards for showing that
type of data.(An example of a version: 4:3.0.1.1-29) Please
reply to me directly and I will post a summary to the list.

Responses. Thanks so much to the people that responded.
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 One way in which we've handled it in the past is to
display the version
number in a lighter font color. In this way, the version
number is there
for users who need to see it, but it's not as obtrusive as
with normal
content text. Also, we usually place it at the bottom left
or right of the
page.
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I will probably use the time stamp of the version, such as
02_15_03,... and maybe combined with a user name (can be a
fake user name), such as nancy_02_15_03. If it's not good
to provide fake name, I will probably use the subject or
category of the file it belongs to.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Speaking as someone who from time to time downloads
software updates for
home use, putting up the version is more than helpful. It's
critical
though that there are also instructions for the user on how
to find out
what version they currently have. It's not good telling me
that I can
download version 3 if I don't know what I've got.

I'd suggest also displaying some or all of the following,
depending on
the circumstances (if you're not already)
- the date the download was made available
- the size of the download in kb or mb (and maybe a time
guide based on
different connection speeds)
- how to download it
- what to do with it when I've downloaded it
- what the program does
- which installed program this download relates to (it may
not have the
same program name, or may be something like a plugin or
addon)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The format of the version number should be however it
displays in the
program itself when I look up what I've got.

It's appropriate to show the version number when
downloading
or installing, and afterwards to show it in the
help > about screen, or the equivalent, if there is one.
It doesn't make sense to display it all the time.

 a couple of typical standards are:

Major number, Minor Number, Release, Build eg: 4.3.22.15.
Windows follows
this sort of convention.

Or another example is to use the linux standard, all even
numbered releases
(2.2.0, 3.8.2) are stable releases (also called production
release), while
odd numbered release numbers are the development release
(or beta versions).

It is open for you to decide though - as long as you remain
consistent
people who are bothered will get the picture.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I use a lot of open-source programs which have frequent
version updates so
it is hard to remember all the version numbers for all the
programs. It is
easier when there is a release date shown near the version
number, like in
sourcefoge.net projects:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gaim/
(look under "Latest File Releases" or press "[View ALL
Project Files]").

Version number helps me see if the new release is a major
update or a minor
one and release date helps me quickly find out if there
were new releases
since I last upgraded the program.

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