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

On 05/08/2015 08:03 PM, C R wrote:

First try:

Not really what I had in mind when you mentioned you planes, rather some
small table that takes the place of the current download links, and a
short, one paragraph explanation below each of them.

I hope I surprised in a good way then... :)

I expected the change to be as small as possible, really just present
the two existing links to the download options better.

There are only two links on this page, so a table was not really necessary.

Are you okay with the BitTorent link being second?

I'd be ok with having two links labeled "Download GIMP 2.8.14 via HTTP"
and "Download GIMP 2.8.14 via Bittorrent" right above each other, in any
order. This should also help to reduce the explanation for Bittorrent to
one short paragraph

To make this a bit more obvious, I'm imagining something like this
instead of the current few lines:


<a>Download GIMP 2.8.14 via method 1</a>

explanation for method 1, e.g. link to mirrors list, introduction
bittorrent including link to wikipedia article

<a>Download GIMP 2.8.14 via method 2</a>

explanation for method 2, e.g. link to mirrors list, introduction to
bittorrent including link to wikipedia article


I'm not really a fan of any images and/or icons being used for either.

3. Some users will not mind using a torrent client if it helps the
community. We provide the second link for them, on the same level as the
first link, with an article immediately following to explain what it is,
why it helps, and how to do it safely. Also explaining the benefits of
torrenting in-general shows them, it's not just a one-time "bundleware"
thing: it's a valuable tool for everyone.

So which Bittorrent client do we link to?

We could use icons for the most popular ones and give a choice. uTorrent
seems to be the most popular for Windows at the moment.

If that is µTorrent, then this one is proprietary. If we are linking
specific ones instead of the whole list, we should aim to only link to
Free Software clients, that do not have strange ideas about what to
include in their installers (and preferably not being hosted by

It's all just suggestions anyway, so I don't think listing the most popular
one is necessarily endorsement of one over another.

I could put "Works with all known variations of Windows from Windows XP
(SP3) to Windows 8.1 with the exception of Windows RT"
I find it funny that people would take time to ask and not just try it

They might not be able to test it for themselves.

There still seem to be a considerable number of people running XP SP2.
Not being able to run GIMP might be a wakeup call for some of them, yet
this whole change is done to avoid a different wakeup call, so maybe you
might want to reconsider...?

Reconsider what? The whole thing

Reconsider the wording of the Windows version compatibility.

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