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[ psqlodbc-Bugs-1000586 ] Confusing to download current version

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Subject: [ psqlodbc-Bugs-1000586 ] Confusing to download current version
Date: 2006-04-28 14:38:56
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Lists: pgsql-odbc
Bugs item #1000586, was opened at 2006-03-14 08:29
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>Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 3
Submitted By: Bryce Nesbitt (brycenesbitt)
Assigned to: Nobody (None)
Summary: Confusing to download current version

Initial Comment:
The pgFoundary, and http://www.postgresql.org/download/ link to each other in a way that's very confusing.

This is the *third* time I'm installing psqlODBC, and I *still* find it confusing.  Last time it took 20 minutes to find the right binary for Windows. Could someone make this a little cleaner and more obvious?

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>Comment By: Bryce Nesbitt (brycenesbitt)
Date: 2006-04-28 03:38

Message:
http://www.postgresql.org/download/
directs you to
http://pgfoundry.org/projects/psqlodbc/
which sends you to
http://pgfoundry.org/frs/?group_id=1000125
a DEVELOPMENT RELEASE intended for testing purposes only!

So you go to
http://www.postgresql.org/
Which sends you to:
http://www.postgresql.org/files/documentation/books/aw_pgsql/node153.html
Or
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/7/static/odbc.htm
Or from
http://www.postgresql.org/download/
right back to your step #1 above.



The ONLY way I FINALLY found the windows binary distribution
was with google, at:
ftp://ftp10.us.postgresql.org/pub/postgresql/odbc/versions/
Then I still have to guess which version to install:
Directory: dll  	02/02/2006  	03:25:00 AM
Directory: mm 		02/02/2006 	03:33:00 AM
Directory: msi 		02/02/2006 	03:37:00 AM
Directory: old 		11/27/2005 	09:34:00 PM
Directory: src 		02/02/2006 	03:18:00 AM


No, sir.  It is not clear.

I'm pretty persistent, but I nearly gave up,
figuring that only unstable release were available.
If you want more "real" people using the driver,
it simply needs to be more obvious.


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Comment By: Dave Page  (dpage)
Date: 2006-04-27 21:27

Message:
The page at http://www.postgresql.org/download/ simply provides a link to the project. The download are on pgFoundry directs you to http://www.postgresql.org/ftp/odbc/ for stable releases.

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