On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 3:44 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> 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.
Keith is working on getting the package readied for the replacement.
> 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.
Hopefully soon this will happen. I know Keith is working toward that end.
> 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?
And to the right of that is the announcement. Yes, we are aware of
the issues you present. We are working to correct it with the amount
round tuits being the issue for getting it done sooner.
Keith's work is good enough, I've already told him so; but he needs to
tidy a bit of lagging items before a release can occur.