Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#2807 closed enhancement (fixed)

Simplify download options for MS Windows

Reported by: wenzeslaus Owned by: grass-dev@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 7.0.4
Component: Website Version: 7.0.1
Keywords: download, user-friendly, links, WinGRASS Cc:
CPU: Unspecified Platform: MSWindows 8


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. WinGRASS-7.0.2-1-Setup.exe).

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 neteler, 8 years ago

I think Martin updated the page, can you please check?

comment:2 by wenzeslaus, 8 years ago

It is much more usable now. Thanks Martin!

comment:3 by neteler, 8 years ago

Milestone: 7.0.3

Ticket retargeted after milestone closed

comment:4 by neteler, 8 years ago

Milestone: 7.0.4

Ticket retargeted after 7.0.3 milestone closed

comment:5 by martinl, 8 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

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