Re: [Gimp-developer] WGO Update Status

Awesome feedback!  (I thrive on having a task list in front of me!) :D

On Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 8:38 PM Jehan Pagès <jehan marmottard gmail com>


1/ Is it possible to force the download page at least to be https?
There are some companies which provides free certificates with root CA
in all mainstream browsers.

This would be a prerequisite to pretend to provide safe download. For
instance I see the page provides checksums, which is good but is half
meaningless if not provided through a secure channel like https (half
because it still allows download corruption check, but not malevolent
corruption integrity check).

I agree, but this is not a thing that I can do personally.  I'd refer to
the big gimper, schumaml to find out what the best course of action might
be here?  Not sure who best to obtain a cert through for our use.  If we do
get one, then it would make more sense to simply use it across the entire
site when we implement.

2/ Also still in the download page, could the download links for OS
which have any (Windows and OSX) be made into colorful buttons? I
believe this simplifies the download task.

Yes, absolutely.  Now that the porting is mostly done, I can start focusing
on styling elements of the page like the download links (they are cute
buttons on the current WGO, I'll aim for something in a similar vein for

3/ If the exact Linux distribution (Fedora rightfully detected, for
instance in my case) has been detected, it would be good to have the
install information for this distrib at the top (and maybe even the
others hidden, unless clicking a "see all Linux distribution" link).

I think this is a good idea as well, and will look into expanding the
detection/show logic to capture more specific instances like this.

4/ As sad as it is (for someone like me whose first distribution was
Mandrake, later known as Mandriva), the Mandriva company has closed
this year. The website has been down for many weeks, thus even though
it has been saved many times in the last years, it seems that this
time, it is really the end. You may as well remove it from the list.

5/ I propose to add Mageia (which is a community fork of Mandriva,
born a few years ago) instead. Same install command as Mandriva.

I'm not sure if we want to remove mention of Mandriva completely for
historical reasons?  (I'm genuinely not sure - my first gut instinct is to
remove it for the reasons you've listed, and replace it with the Mageia
reference.  If anyone has a different thought let me know - otherwise I'm
going with your suggestion).

6/ For Fedora, yum is dead. The right install command is: "dnf install
gimp" (well yum will still work but will output a deprecation warning
and redirect to dnf). Of course, you may provide both commands if you
want to be as backward compatible as possible.

Thank you, I'll update accordingly!

7/ Mint is quite well spread too. I propose to add it to the "Ubuntu,
Debian" list. (Mint is mostly derived from Ubuntu, except for one
version derived from Debian)

I agree, and will add it to the list!  Thank you so much for taking the
time to have a look and provide detailed feedback!

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