[Pharo-project] Download choices :) or :(?

DougEdmunds dougedmunds at gmail.com
Sun Apr 10 22:24:41 CEST 2011

Pretend you are a newbie and want to try Pharo. You get on the 
http://www.pharo-project.org page

1. Top right image says "Download Pharo"
That downloads immediately from  

2. But in the left column 
You can click on the heading "Download"
Now you go to  http://www.pharo-project.org/pharo-download
which gives you two different one-click choices, but
without any explanation of the difference between
Cog VM and standard VM. 

2A. And if you look down further on that page, there are lots of
'custom' choices, one of which is a Windows Installer, apparently
of the most recent version, but that one says it uses the 
unexplained 'Cog' vm. 

3. Wait!! On the home page, you can assume that the
latest release is 1.2.1 in the left column, 
and this takes you to 
which now give you 3 choices to download, one of which
is a one-click, but is it Cog or is it Standard? 

4. Wait again!!  On the home page, under Shortcuts
on 'Stable Pharo' which immediately starts to download
yet another version: currently Pharo-1.2.1-11.04.03.zip

5. And now you feel obligated to click the words 'Download Pharo' 
on the right column of the home page, thinking there may be 
even more versions to pick from.  It takes you to another
page. Deja Vu,  it looks familiar....

So, newbie, was that clear enough for you?  

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