Opened 8 years ago
Closed 7 years ago
#2807 closed enhancement (fixed)
Simplify download options for MS Windows
|Reported by:||wenzeslaus||Owned by:|
|Keywords:||download, user-friendly, links, WinGRASS||Cc:|
When downloading GRASS GIS for MS Windows, from the GRASS GIS main page, user can go to Download GRASS GIS for MS-Windows where there is a nice table where one can easily find the download link for the latest stable release (it's first). However, instead of downloading, user is taken to Index of /grass70/binary/mswindows/native page where there is a list of several links.
The links are past releases, MD5 sums and during RC period also RCs. The text below doesn't explain any explanation of that. I don't think that RCs should be presented together with stable releases without explanation. Furthermore, I don't think that common Windows users care about MD5 sums (although they are the ones who really should).
I suggests to replace the bold download link at the GRASS download for Windows website by a direct link to the latest release. It would be of course nice if there could be some general link (e.g.
WinGRASS-stable-Setup.exe) which would get redirected to the actual file (e.g.
Under the table there could a be a sentence "See advanced options for 7.0, 6.4 and 7.1." This would be for the advanced users which want more information, MD5 sums, RCs, or older releases.
Trac related: 7.0.2 is now missing in the Version options and also MSWindows 10 under Platform; perhaps a general MSWindows would be better.
Change History (5)
comment:1 by , 7 years ago
comment:2 by , 7 years ago
It is much more usable now. Thanks Martin!
comment:3 by , 7 years ago
Ticket retargeted after milestone closed
comment:4 by , 7 years ago
Ticket retargeted after 7.0.3 milestone closed
comment:5 by , 7 years ago
|Status:||new → closed|
Feel free to reopen if needed.
I think Martin updated the page, can you please check?