[racket-dev] Downloading DrRacket for Mac is hard?

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Aug 11 08:54:37 EDT 2011

Maybe Eli is saying that 64bit is really the better default, given new
OS X defaults.


On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 6:23 AM, Robby Findler
<robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
> Why would it damage more people?
> I think it makes sense to put on the first page some kind of an
> indication that "this is what we guess your machine is; if you don't
> know, try this one first". Perhaps not Guillaume's exact words, but
> something that would help this person.
> Robby
> On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 2:25 AM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
>> On Aug 10, 2011, at 11:33 PM, Guillaume Marceau <gmarceau at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Does the combo box auto detect the
>>> downloader's platform for the User-Agent header.
>> Yes, in some cases when it's possible to make a guess.
>>> If so, then the next
>>> step is to change the layout to:
>>>      Download:  __Macintosh OS X (Intel i386)__
>>>      (this is the version of DrRacket for your system. In rare cases,
>>> you might need a version for a __different system__)
>> This will damage many more people.
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Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
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