[fpc-pascal] [Cross-post] Re: Free Pascal and Lazarus Nightly Builds

Lukasz Sokol el.es.cr at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 13:37:43 CET 2015

On 04/03/15 11:45, Anthony Walter wrote:
> Lukasz. I'm not sure where you are talking about.
> I know there's a really big orange button at the top of the screen
> with two words in all caps "DOWNLOAD NOW". You're saying you click
> that and something starts to download right away or what some
> colloquially refer to as now? Because if you are, then you've made me
> totally confused. Maybe

in fact IT DOES PROMPT to download with (0.5s delay) after clicking
the Download Now link at the top of (at least Home, but probably also every) page.

http://www.getlazarus.org/setup/?download#linux is what appears in my URL bar.

Before some changes were made (did not keep track sorry) that used to happen
on http://www.getlazarus.org/setup too but stopped when you updated page to host nightlies.

So as http://www.getlazarus.org/setup does not automatically prompt to download,
but http://www.getlazarus.org/setup/?download#linux does,

I still conclude this is by accident and SHALL BE STOPPED by means of e.g.
commenting out the a.click portions of the script, if you still want to keep the
page jumping to anchor (I've no problem with that):

function initDownload(os) {
  var a = getId(os + "Install");
  // a.click(); <<< comment this out

function checkDownload() {
  var hash = window.location.toString().toLowerCase();
  if (hash.endsWith("?download#windows"))
  if (hash.endsWith("?download#macintosh"))
  if (hash.endsWith("?download#linux"))

setTimeout(checkDownload, 500);

I reply to it here, as I have made similar (actually, commenting the setTimeout) change
on the wiki engine which never made it to the page also I sent it to an email pointed on
Contact Us page which has also never even got an acknowledgement.

(OK I can understand you and your moderators are busy, no problem. 
 But it's not just me small time user who did complain about it ... )

> Or, is there some other place without the words "DOWNLOAD NOW" where
> a download happens now and is causing your confusion, such as the
> "get Lazarus today" link on the front page or the "Universal Setup"
> link at the bottom of every single page?

No, The behavior described WAS on the Download Now page http://www.getlazarus.org/setup/ at the TOP of every page,
by some accident it stopped doing that on an URL without ?download#linux, but
when I actually CLICK on the Download Now, goes to http://www.getlazarus.org/setup/?download#linux
and causes my browser to pop me up a question whether where to save it.

Hope you find the above helpful.

Kind Regards

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