On Fri, 2015-05-08 at 09:34 +0530, Mukund Sivaraman wrote:
> Hi schumaml
> 
> On Thu, May 07, 2015 at 05:41:34PM +0200, Michael Schumacher wrote:
> > On 05/07/2015 10:25 AM, C R wrote:
> > 
> > > Is the torrent listed first to save bandwidth on 
> > > download.gimp.org?
> > 
> > Yes, and to also force Bittorrent knowledge upon users.
> 
> I favour changing this to a link to get the installer exe directly. I
> say this from my own perspective: If I am downloading some free 
> software application for Windows, I'd prefer a direct link to the 
> installer by default rather than getting the torrent file. It is 
> just convenient.

Do we need more mirrors to make this (wasteful but easy) approach 
feasible?

> 
> Also, as someone else said, forcing Bittorrent use upon users is not 
> our agenda. 

No-one is being forced - both links are already there.


> We can have it as an option. Right now, the big large "Download GIMP 
> 2.8.14" Windows download link is counter intuitive to most users' 
> expectation.

Do we have statistics on how many people use bittorrent and how many 
download?


> 
>                 Mukund
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