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236 people a week downloading SFML 1.6
« on: November 21, 2013, 01:16:01 pm »
I stumbled upon the Sourceforge website and was surprised when seeing the shown amounts of the download statistics there. A large number of people seem to read that page as if 1.6 was the newest version and click the 1.6 download link there. :o
Maybe you could add a few words to the description there to tell that page is not updated and they should get a new version from the official website to reduce this?

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Re: 236 people a week downloading SFML 1.6
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2013, 01:45:35 pm »
I didn't even know the SourceForge page still exists. Ages have passed since Laurent switched to GitHub...

As it is massively outdated, Laurent could remove the downloadable content to avoid further harm and redirect people here. People who really need SFML 1.6 can still download it here.
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Re: 236 people a week downloading SFML 1.6
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2013, 02:29:25 pm »
I lean more towards preserving as much history as possible, but clearly marking it as deprecated to avoid having a pitfall for uninformed people.

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Re: 236 people a week downloading SFML 1.6
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2013, 06:34:00 pm »
It's at 299 already and it's just Friday, I had no idea SFML is so popular. It has nearly only high ratings too. Imagine how better, more powerful and prettier 2.0 would be received by SF audience. ;D
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Re: 236 people a week downloading SFML 1.6
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2013, 10:26:57 pm »
I lean more towards preserving as much history as possible
I don't. Wipe everything that hinders progress 8)
(For history, we have museums and web archives :P)

SFML 1.6 would still be downloadable from sfml-dev.org, but with a redirection, people become aware that the library has modernized a lot in the meantime.
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