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Chris Sutton

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Message 17504 - Posted: 28 May 2008, 20:23:16 UTC
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http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php changes depending on your OS.

Is there any way to see what is displayed by one OS when coming in from another?

How can I see the windows page that gets displayed to windows users when coming from a linux box? (Preferably without resorting to faking my HTTP headers :)

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Message 17506 - Posted: 28 May 2008, 20:39:50 UTC - in response to Message 17504.  

You can click the all versions link. What is the latest recommended per OS is what people will see from the main download page.
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Message 17553 - Posted: 30 May 2008, 13:28:30 UTC - in response to Message 17504.  

Well, there is http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php?all_platforms=1.

If you want to see the page showing *only* Windows platform (just as a Windows user would see it), faking your User-Agent would be the only way.
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Message 17562 - Posted: 30 May 2008, 15:24:05 UTC

Thanks for the feedback.
I would have preferred a link to the specific OS page, but either of those pages will work fine. :)
I didn't know about the all platforms one, and initially I accidentally dismissed the all versions one because I failed to scroll down to the bottom of the page where the text section is. I wrongly presumed it was just a page full of download links.

The background to my question:
I am currently assisting a user that followed the installation instructions from one OS. but because I was viewing the page from a different OS, I was unable to see the instructions that the user was referring to.
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Message 17564 - Posted: 30 May 2008, 15:34:08 UTC - in response to Message 17562.  

I didn't know about the all platforms one

That makes two of us. Bookmarked.
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Message 17607 - Posted: 2 Jun 2008, 13:19:04 UTC - in response to Message 17604.  

Using the parameters mentioned on this page, you should be able to find every version ever available from Berkeley.

Nice, but it doesn't display the respective text (hints, instructions) for the platform selected. I'm sure it could be adapted to though... :) Very low priority.
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Message 17609 - Posted: 2 Jun 2008, 16:27:59 UTC - in response to Message 17607.  

Chris Sutton wrote:

Nice, but it doesn't display the respective text (hints, instructions) for the platform selected. I'm sure it could be adapted to though... :) Very low priority.

I see what you are suggesting. Right now you either see the list of clients for "your" browser, based on browser detection, or you can see all of them. But it would be possible to add a parameter to that function to let you see the Windows version of the download page, even if you are on Linux or Mac (for example).

I've submitted this to Trac (Ticket 677) as an enhancement request.
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Message 17628 - Posted: 3 Jun 2008, 7:14:35 UTC - in response to Message 17609.  

I see what you are suggesting. Right now you either see the list of clients for "your" browser, based on browser detection, or you can see all of them. But it would be possible to add a parameter to that function to let you see the Windows version of the download page, even if you are on Linux or Mac (for example).

Correct.
I've submitted this to Trac (Ticket 677) as an enhancement request.

Thanks. :)
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