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XnView download

Postby Karl02 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:07 pm

The download of XnView could be easier in my opinion.

See here: http://www.xnview.com/en/downloadwin32.html

Currently there are too many versions, which is confusing.

Suggestions:
1. There should be a basic english version and extension modules and a complete version.
2. The file names should contain the version number.
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Re: XnView download

Postby xnview » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:13 am

Karl02 wrote:1. There should be a basic english version and extension modules and a complete version.

So no minimal?
2. The file names should contain the version number.

It's not possible, many download server doesn't update the filename...
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Re: XnView download

Postby Karl02 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:19 pm

xnview wrote:So no minimal?

With "basic" I mean a minimal version. Then there should be extension modules that can be added. The complete version should contain the basic version and all extension modules.

xnview wrote:It's not possible, many download server doesn't update the filename...

Really? Then I would suggest to use better servers ...
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Re: XnView download

Postby xnview » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:47 am

Karl02 wrote:
xnview wrote:It's not possible, many download server doesn't update the filename...

Really? Then I would suggest to use better servers ...

I means not my download server, but external server such as tucows, ...
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Re: XnView download

Postby Karl02 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:22 pm

- TUCOWS has a horrible web design
- They offer FastStone Image Viewer 3.0, while the current version is 4.0 (see http://www.faststone.org/)
- It can be downloaded as "FSViewerSetup30.exe"
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Re: XnView download

Postby Karl02 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:49 pm

Here are some other posts about the version number in the file name:

- viewtopic.php?t=5496&p=28195#p28195
- viewtopic.php?f=60&t=20088&p=84545#p84461
- viewtopic.php?f=34&t=20289
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Re: XnView download

Postby helmut » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:38 pm

xnview wrote:
Karl02 wrote:
xnview wrote:It's not possible, many download server doesn't update the filename...

Really? Then I would suggest to use better servers ...

I means not my download server, but external server such as tucows, ...

A version number in the name of the download file would be a good thing and could be feasible this way:
You could have two files with the same contens (or a real file and a hard link): One file with version number for all those servers (including yours), which support version numbers. And one file without version number for all other servers. But plug-ins, add-ons, help and language files shouldn't have a version number, this would be too much effort, then.

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Re: XnView download

Postby xnview » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:40 am

helmut wrote:A version number in the name of the download file would be a good thing and could be feasible this way:
You could have two files with the same contens (or a real file and a hard link): One file with version number for all those servers (including yours), which support version numbers. And one file without version number for all other servers. But plug-ins, add-ons, help and language files shouldn't have a version number, this would be too much effort, then.

Yes right...
What is the best?
XnView-win-1.97.8.exe or XnView-win-1978.exe
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Re: XnView download

Postby ckit » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:51 am

Just my opinion, XnView-win-1.97.8.exe... the other one looks like a year date instead of a version number.
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Re: XnView download

Postby helmut » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:12 pm

ckit wrote:Just my opinion, XnView-win-1.97.8.exe... the other one looks like a year date instead of a version number.

+1

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Re: XnView download

Postby Peter2 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:50 am

xnview wrote:Yes right...
What is the best?
XnView-win-1.97.8.exe or XnView-win-1978.exe

XnView-win_1-97-8.exe

No points in filename!
Hyphen (minus -) to concatenate things which belong together.
Underline (_) to separate infos.

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Re: XnView download

Postby Silversleeves » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:00 pm

Stick to the underscores. I don't know about the rest of you, but they always seemed to hint at (and often deliver the message of) "this is reliable freeware/open source you're downloading: look- we're naming our installer L/Unix-style" to me.

This from a fellow who used to get about 90% of his Mac s/w {good bad and otherwise} from the MIT web mirror of the predominant Mac user bulletin board/discussion list in Classic (OS 9 and earlier, and earlier still) days -- which was an otherwise very conventional Unix-based host.


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