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#163 Turn off SourceForge Installer

implemented
nobody
None
2016-02-10
2013-08-22
Brandon G.
No

Please either remove or provide a way to turn off the SourceForge Installer. All I wanted was a win32 setup EXE, which is an installer already. Instead, I was forced to download a wrapper that crashed part way through, I think at the point it was trying to download, unpack or whatever to the original file I wanted. Everything looked fine on the welcome screen and I clicked Next. There was another Next button, then a command window opened, and then a crash dialogue. Your "installer" forced me to get the ZIP, which doesn't have the setup included, instead of the setup EXE I wanted.

Discussion

  • Gary

    Gary - 2013-11-04

    This SourceForge Installer idea is despicable.
    Who will trust Source Forge as word gets around
    about this?

     
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous - 2013-11-04

    Hi Brandon,

    Would you please provide a link to where you found this issue? I'd like to attempt to recreate the issue if possible.

    Thank you,

    Daniel.

    Daniel Hinojosa
    Community Manager, SourceForge / Slashdot Media
    p: 415.890.3608
    e: d@slashdotmedia.com
    Twitter: @hinojosad
    Skype: hinojosad

     
  • Dave Brondsema

    Dave Brondsema - 2016-02-10
    • status: open --> implemented
     

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