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

From: Stephen Bloch (sbloch at adelphi.edu)
Date: Sat Aug 13 20:45:11 EDT 2011

On Aug 13, 2011, at 8:31 PM, Eli Barzilay wrote:

>>> Because this whole thread started with someone who was confused  
>>> by the
>>> existence of this selection.
>> No, I think it was someone who was confused by the absence of an
>> easy, almost-certainly-correct default.
> "They [...] were presented 5 different options for downloading
> DrRacket for Mac".

Yes, but was one of them clearly distinguished from the rest, to  
indicate "this is probably what you want"?

>> I agree with the suggestion that the button text should say which
>> version it thinks is correct, so you can tell immediately if it's
>> wrong.  If the user selects something different in the combo box,
>> the button text should change to match it.
> It will be too long, see earlier reply.

That occurred to me.  I don't know how much trouble it would be to  
generate "short forms" of each of the possible names.

Stephen Bloch
sbloch at adelphi.edu

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