Downloads do not work.

Issue #259 resolved
Tom Rothamel created an issue

It's insanely difficult to download pygame from the new website. One has to scroll horizontally 11 times, to find the downloads link - which happens to be broken at the moment, so downloading is impossible.

Since this is one of the main use cases for the site, it should be made more prominent - this should probably be on the first page, above "the fold".

Comments (4)

  1. René Dudfield

    Thanks. The link is fixed.

    I'm considering making things like "docs", "install" more easily find able "above the fold". A "Getting started" type section seems appropriate, and this is what I've been working on designs for.

    Installing pygame should not really require a download these days, but should go towards the package manager (pip, apt-get, etc) or already be installed.

    Issue #152 is about fixing the downloads part.

    Searching for "downloads" returns the downloads page as the first result, so that's good at least.

  2. micah page

    I find downloads to be crucial. Especially if you are trying to mingle python versions with certain pygame versions. I always install pygame to a new distro via download. I don't use pip, and some distros repository have an outdated pygame. It was only a year or two ago that Ubuntu's repository even got pygame/python3x repos. And no main stream Linux distros that I am aware of have pygame cluttering initial install of the OS. Even if most use pip, there should still be an option to download. Or at the very least a link to the downloads at bitbucket and a link to the wheels downloads.

  3. René Dudfield

    There's a link to "getting started" at the front which will be the guide for installing pygame (amongst other things).

    #152 is about fixing the downloads section, so closing this issue.

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