Re: [Gimp-developer] wtf with the download?

On 06/02/2015 12:48 AM, Burnell West wrote:

Hi Burnell,

Do I infer correctly that  a Linux user need not know of or care about BitTorrent using that link?
If so, is it perhaps confusing to such folk (if any truly exist)?

our "download links"  for GNU/Linux users are currently more or less a
collection of "this is how to use your package management" instructions.

There is currently no package that a user could just download and run on
this platform. I know that several such approaches have been out there
(similar in style to Apple disk image .dmg files, IIRC), but I'm unaware
whether any of them is in widespread use, and I don't think we currently
have anyone with the expertise to build a package like this among the
core contributors (I could be wrong about this, though).

I have to admit that I do not fully understand your message, though -
but because of how the downloads page currently works, it is actually a
bit (too) hard for users of one platform to see the downloads for
another, so right now a user on a GNU/Linux system is most likely not
going to see the new downloads button that we're testing for the Windows
downloads, unless they wish to do so and use the "show other downloads"

An advantage of platforms with package management systems is that
installing a BitTorrent client is just a few clicks or keys away, unlike
on the windows platforms where you have carefully step over the malicous
clients out there (this is a valid ciriticism that we will still have to
address for the Windows variant of our downloads page).

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