> On Aug 5, 2017, at 2:19 PM, Eric Pratt <eric.b.pr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 1:55 PM, Rich Shepard <rshep...@appl-ecosys.com> 
>> wrote:
> 
>> On Sat, 5 Aug 2017, King Beowulf wrote:
>> 
>>> Fontforge has a new 2017 release.  Is there any issues I need to be aware
>>> of, or is there a particular reason the SBo version is still 2015?
>> 
>> Ed,
>> 
>>   I go to the fontforge web site <http://fontforge.github.io/en-US/> and
>> navigate to the Download page where the only two links take me to a page
>> with a link on how to contribute to the project, not the source itself. What
>> have I missed?
>> 
>> Rich
> 
> I'm not sure what page you're seeing.  When I clicked your link then clicked 
> "Download," it took me to a page with a number of links.  The page and even 
> the whole site is pretty counter-intuitive.  Some of the links are underlined 
> with a bold orange line and some aren't underlined at all.  The pages modify 
> themselves in place when clicking on certain things.  There are submit 
> buttons that seem to not give you options to not get spammed but you can 
> click them with not form input to bypass them.  Links appear where things 
> used to be and even the statically placed links are poorly placed.  It's a 
> pretty bad site.
> 
> But on the download page, if you get that same page I'm seeing, don't click 
> on the source code link.  Click on the GNU+Linux link instead.  Following a 
> very unintuitive chain of links, ​you end up here:
> 
>   https://github.com/fontforge/fontforge/releases
> 
> ​There you can see the latest release in various formats, including a 
> tarball.​
> 

Indeed. I have no idea what the webmaster/developer is smoking but he/she needs 
to stop.  

Since they are on github, I just search there directly.  

Looks like the newer releases have a bootstrap script to generate configure 
etc.  If I get the today I might give it a shot and see what happens. 

-Ed

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