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On various forums, when I asked some question, I have got more and more answer like that: "you can do this with the development version of QGis 1.9... but you can't with the current version..."

It is quite frustrating! Why QGis don't do like some other opensource software, propose the both version on their website (the current and the development one with a message which inform that it is not a stable version)? I know that I can found this development version, but I find it quite a shame to have to looking for this version and not to find it on the main website, especially for software that tries to be very friendly user.

User of several opensource software's, I find it quite a shame.

Just to share my point of view, don't worry, I'm not angry against QGIS, which I find excellent, it's just a reaction to the answers on many forums that refer to this version.


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closed as not a real question by whuber Mar 13 '13 at 19:02

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so what is the question here? – vinayan Mar 13 '13 at 10:46
I strongly disagree with you. – Sunil Mar 13 '13 at 10:51
I agree with you as far as it would be nice to have access to a compiled version of the latest (daily/weekly) development snapshot of QGis. I see the same references to 1.9x and I'm looking forward to all the stuff its capable of :) – Chau Mar 13 '13 at 11:00
I knew I was going to react, and harvest some negative evaluation, it wasn't necessarily my willing. My message is not necessarily an question, but if need one, why it is not easier to access to the version 1.9, even if it is not accomplished? or why some people do reference to this version, while it is not available on the official website? It will soon be a year since we are with the 1.8 version ... – Onesime Mar 13 '13 at 11:07

Why QGis don't do like some other opensource software, propose the both version on their website?

The download page clearly describes how to install both versions on various operating systems, so I'm not sure what the fuzz is about.

PS: The download page is only one click from the main page.

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Indeed, it seems obvious, but it must still use version OSGeo, then, where we have to select the package, it is not so clear for the first use. And for some other installation on linux computers, the default version is the 1.7, there is some steps before getting the current version. So I know that can seem very easy for some advanced users, but for some others (I saw that around me), it is not so easy, and it is pity that for these persons there is not more updates with some improvements which runs well on the development version. – Onesime Mar 13 '13 at 12:24
It all comes down to manpower ... – underdark Mar 13 '13 at 13:50
well, if this page does describe something, than definately not "clearly"! – Bernd V. Mar 17 '13 at 16:34
@BerndV. A useful comment would point out which sections are unclear and why. Thanks! – underdark Mar 17 '13 at 17:09
i was about to, but i exceeded the editing time for my comment (hit return after my first phrase). I will not start to anatomize this page now. My impression, is that 1. developers don't understand what ordinary users do not understand 2. developers seem to feel uncomfortable if a help section on a matter doesn't fit on one computer screen. There could be added a lot of flesh to each single section, but of course there would then be a need to separate that into single sub-pages eventually. I would really like to help in that as far as i can, but never saw a way how to contribute. – Bernd V. Mar 17 '13 at 17:20

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