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bug#26024: Help with download...


From: Phillip Lord
Subject: bug#26024: Help with download...
Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:19:36 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)

Glenn Morris <address@hidden> writes:

> FWIW I think the point here is that "here's the ftp server, you figure
> out which file you need" is now archaic. The new thing is A Big
> Button that you press that defaults to the "right" file for you, and a
> small "other versions" link. See eg firefox.com.
>
> Also, one normally skips to the end to get the latest version, but on
> ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/windows, "emacs-25.1-2" sorts before "emacs-25.1",
> which doesn't help.
>
> Perhaps MS Windows users are additionally confused to not get an .exe
> file that they Just Click to start installing. There's a 200 line README
> file that explains what to do, but no-one reads the README. :)

All valid points. I'm not a fan of the windows distribution mechanism,
and think it is too complicated.

Phil






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