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Windows 7: The Gimp abandons SourceForge due to installer wrapper


08 Nov 2013   #1

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The Gimp abandons SourceForge due to installer wrapper

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In the past few months, we have received some complaints about the site where the GIMP installers for the Microsoft Windows platforms are hosted.

SourceForge, once a useful and trustworthy place to develop and host FLOSS applications, has faced a problem with the ads they allow on their sites - the green "Download here" buttons that appear on many, many adds leading to all kinds of unwanted utilities have been spotted there as well.

The tipping point was the introduction of their own SourceForge Installer software, which bundles third-party offers with Free Software packages. We do not want to support this kind of behavior, and have thus decided to abandon SourceForge.

From now on, Jernej Simončič, who provides the installer packages, uploads them to our FTP directly, and from there they will be distributed automatically to our mirrors. Please check Downloads page for updated information. GIMP - Windows installers will remain active for the time being and direct users to the new download locations.
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08 Nov 2013   #2

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Kudos to Gimp Team, this move is something I wholeheartedly support .
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09 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

I found out about this a couple of days ago, when I discovered that GIMP 2.8.8 was available.
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09 Nov 2013   #4

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

First it was CNET, now it's SourceForge. We are running out of good sites to get safe software.
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09 Nov 2013   #5
4wd

W8+8.1, W7 ult+hp, XP
 
 

Argh, SourceForge too! & CNET is a pain, got some invasions from there, even after being careful.

Some good sites: tucows.com & filehippo.com (strange, both using the names of some quite gentle, vegetarian 4 legged creatures lol )
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09 Nov 2013   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
strange, both using the names of some quite gentle, vegetarian 4 legged creatures lol
Just for posterity from an old geek who downloaded his first free software from Tucows about 20 years ago: The name is an acronym of The Ultimate Collection Of Windows Software.
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09 Nov 2013   #7
4wd

W8+8.1, W7 ult+hp, XP
 
 

Another one with no addons: MajorGeeks.com - MajorGeeks
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09 Nov 2013   #8

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
Argh, SourceForge too! & CNET is a pain, got some invasions from there, even after being careful.

Some good sites: tucows.com & filehippo.com (strange, both using the names of some quite gentle, vegetarian 4 legged creatures lol )
Actually, hippos are anything but gentle.
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09 Nov 2013   #9

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
Another one with no addons: MajorGeeks.com - MajorGeeks
This is where I get all of my freeware. All of those other places want to add a DL manager or toolbars.
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09 Nov 2013   #10

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I've seen others moving from Sourceforge too.
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