x/build/cmd/release: installers should add GOBIN to PATH #39531
We currently provide installers for Go for Windows (an .msi file) and macOS (a .pkg file).
Both installers add
However, users still need to edit
(Note that neither
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I think this is a good idea as it will lead to a noticeable improvement to the user experience for new users, and we should do this, unless we are able to discover a reason why doing so could be harmful or dangerous.
Given the installers already own the decision of where to place the Go installation and make it available (via an added entry to PATH or a platform-equivalent), and by not setting a GOPATH, they are implicitly relying on the default GOPATH value that
I'll think more about it, but I can't think of concerns with doing so.
I'll tentatively mark this for consideration for 1.15, since it seems like a minor and safe change to me (and the change doesn't need to be done in the main Go tree). It's an opportunity to use an upcoming beta release to try it out and get user feedback. That said, we are in the release freeze for 1.15, so if people think this decision needs more time or input, we can move this for 1.16 cycle.