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website: improve downloads page #10147
The current downloads page leaves a lot to be desired. It provides an overwhelming amount of information, but not the essential pieces.
Ideally it should be the single page a user needs to visit to set up a working Go tool chain.
Here's my proposed download page flow:
Show a set of radio buttons for the user to select their OS/ARCH combination:
When they click
(With different variations for OS X, Windows, etc.)
Obviously we'll need some finessing on the messaging around
could have a little link "How?" which pops up a little box explaining how to edit
Similarly, the mention of
This has improved a lot with the Go 1.5 release, but it could still be better.
The downloads page now provides the user with a list of popular downloads, and when they click through they get the specific installation instructions for that platform as the download begins.
even though I clicked msi download link windows, the page http://golang.org/doc/install?download=go1.5.windows-amd64.msi still uses the Unix syntax for setting GOPATH (in Test your installation section)
can you consider to add a short link to last download ?
I mean, I have a script which needs to download go and install it on windows,
wget https://storage.googleapis.com/golang/go1.7.4.windows-amd64.msi vagrant winrm -c "COPY C:\\vagrant\\go1.7.4.windows-amd64.msi C:\\go.msi" vagrant winrm -c "msiexec.exe /i C:\\go.msi /quiet" vagrant winrm -c "setx GOPATH C:\\gopath\\" vagrant winrm -c "ls env:GOPATH" rm go1.7.4.windows-amd64.msi
And i will happily use unstable it there was a