On 05/30/2015 03:46 AM, Sam Gleske wrote:
> In fact, the direct download link for Windows is a tiny "this link"
> at the end of the description paragraph underneath the GIANT torrent
As you can see in the thread I linked to, this is going to change - with
both links to be more prominent than they have been before.
> There are plenty of trusted binary hosting services for open source
> projects. One not need look far for alternate hosting if the worry is GIMP
> infrastructure overload.
I'm actually not sure if it ever was a real overload, could also jut be
that the web server config we have limited the connections.
Nowadays, this does not seem to be an issue - probably due to the fact
that there are tons of torrent seeders for the current downloads, and
many people use it.
Changing to the current server was not entirely voluntary - we had our
previous one failing, and now GNOME generously provides a virtual
machine in one of the data centers the use themselves.
> Personally I feel the "Download" button on the front page should
> actually download the software (detecting your browser language and
For that to work, it will have to be easy to switch between different
> Regardless of the way in which the downloads are presented. I do think the
> downloads page is pretty busy. My friends need someone like me to help
> them sort it out when they're getting their copy of GIMP. I feel that flow
> is in need of improvement.
I guess the new layout will make it easier for them.
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