From: Stuart Brady <sdb@zu...> - 2013-06-04 01:40:32
On Sun, Jun 02, 2013 at 11:45:40PM +0100, Philip Kendall wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 03, 2013 at 12:41:28AM +0200, Sergio Baldovi wrote:
> > Maybe you should manually set the "default download"?
> > http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/sourceforge/ticket/20991
> Done - thanks for the pointer.
> (Phil goes off into a small shell to rant about the usability of the new
I notice that according to the download statistics, at least 60% of those
downloading the Fuse source tarball are Windows users:
I really think we should try to make sure that the Windows binaries are
included in the downloads area of the SF.net project page. It wouldn't
be a bad idea to sign them too, although I guess that's somewhat awkward
to deal with.
Once we've done that, I think it would be an improvement to make that the
default, instead of the source tarball. My reasoning is that our Windows
users, on average, will be more likely to struggle finding the right file
to download, whereas anyone building Fuse from source under Linux or BSD
will probably know what to look for.
It'd be nice if SourceForge provided OS detection and provided a link
with more obvious text than just "Browse all files", similar to:
Maybe we could ask? We can't be the only project with this problem...
although I haven't really seen what Forge actually lets you do.
I'm also concerned by the fact that libspectrum needs to be downloaded
and installed separately. I wonder if we should provide an installer of
some sort for Linux and the BSDs which would download the correct
versions of libspectrum and fuse, check their sha512sums (or whatever)
and then extract, build and install libspectrum and Fuse from source?
Other goals for the future could perhaps include being ready to go with
packages for Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, SuSE, Mandriva, Slackware and Gentoo
on the day of the release. I appreciate this all takes time, though.