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

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Fri Aug 12 21:07:41 EDT 2011

10 minutes ago, Robby Findler wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 6:26 PM, Shriram Krishnamurthi <sk at cs.brown.edu> wrote:
> >> (1) My hunch is that most of our downloaders -- especially
> >> technically unsavy (what's the right word here?) people --
> >> download one and only one thing from us.
> >
> > And I suspect this is precisely why FF makes Windows the default
> > (as Guillaume has shown us).  Everyone who's not on Windows is
> > acutely conscious of the fact that they are not, and knows what to
> > do about it.
> When I go to download firefox (under both windows and mac os x) I
> don't have to make any choices.

You don't have to make any choices with our download page either.

> The big friendly button is exactly the one I want and it starts
> downloading right away. (I'm not suggesting we drop the mirrors
> entry.)

The number of clicks is a separate issue from getting the wrong
installer kind.

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