From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gn...> - 2013-08-20 19:44:18
> Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:27:00 +0100
> From: Keith Marshall <keithmarshall@...>
> On 20/08/13 17:28, Robert Miles wrote:
> > I tried that, but using mingw-get-inst-20120426.exe this time.
> You tried what? Because you've top posted, it isn't clear to what you
> are responding, but IIRC you were advised to use mingw-get-setup.exe.
> No one should be using mingw-get-inst-<anything>.exe today.
Perhaps you should re-organize the downloads page, then, and rewrite
the README there, because they still say otherwise, and there's no
mingw-get-setup anywhere in sight there. The URL cited by Earnie
points to an announcement of a _snapshot_, not of a replacement
installer ready to be used by newbies.
Either mingw-get-setup is good enough for prime time, and then it
should be in the Installer directory, prominently advertised in the
README there; or it is still alpha-level software, in which case you
shouldn't ask obvious novices to use it.
FWIW, if I were to decide how to download and install MinGW at this
point, I'd be mightily confused. What do you think people will do
when they see this:
Looking for the latest version? Download mingw-get-inst-20120426.exe (662.7 kB)
right at the top of the downloads page? If this is something no one
should do, why the site still says that?