On Fri, 2015-05-08 at 22:04 +0100, C R wrote:
> > 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:
> > 
> 
> How about this?
> http://opendesignstudio.org/gimp/samples/gimp_windows_download_buttons2.png

Close. I'd still put the Bittorrent one first with text like

Get GIMP for Windows using Bittorrent. Fastest download. Least load on 
the GIMP servers. Requires a bittorrent client. Learn more...

Get GIMP for Windows over the Web with HTTP. Slower but no special 
program is needed.

Note, I'm repeating "GIMP for Windows" to minimize doubt.

I'd remove the first two paragraphs, or put them after the two big 
download buttons and their associated text.

There should also be a rounded-rectangle, "Download GIMP Manual";
ideally it'd be the English manual on the en page, the French manual 
on the French-language page, and so on, with the others all still 
listed.

Liam

> 
> I'm not really a fan of any images and/or icons being used for 
> either.
> > though.
> > 
> 
> I have removed the icons in the above link. If necessary, I can also 
> do the
> button graphics using just HTML and css.
> 
> If that is ĀµTorrent, 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 SourceForge).
> > 
> 
> I'm open to suggestions. I am not a windows torrent user, so I don't 
> really
> have any good feedback in this respect.
> I think as long as the HTTP link is first, it will solve most of the 
> issues
> anyway. If linking to the Wikipedia page is enough to satisfy, I'm 
> fine with it (orange "learn more" link at the end of the 
> description).
> 
> 
> > 
> > > 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 though...
> > 
> > They might not be able to test it for themselves.
> > 
> > 
> I have added a link to expand out the full compatibility list. This 
> way the
> info is there for those few who can not test it themselves, and is 
> out of
> the way for people to find what they are looking for quickly.
> 
> > > 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.
> 
> 
> Do you think the afore-mentioned expanding list idea will be 
> adequate? My thoughts: most people are going to be quite happy to 
> click the thing that looks like an orange download button, and go 
> enjoy themselves some GIMP goodness. :)
> 
> Thanks for the help, and happy Friday!
> 
> -PS: I'm happy to offer up source graphics files for anyone who 
> wants to
> help tinker. They are presently .svg vector Inkscape files, but I 
> can output some layered .xcf files as well if people want to GIMP 
> them a bit.
> 
> -C
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