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

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Sat Aug 13 20:52:58 EDT 2011

6 minutes ago, Stephen Bloch wrote:
> 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"?

Yes, by being the first -- which is the same as things are now --
which is why I bothered with trying to make it less visible.

> >> 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.

That's hard for some of these names.  See the full list on that same
combo box.

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