Difficult Installation on Windows 10


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Post Saturday, 21st August 2021, 17:25

Difficult Installation on Windows 10

I downloaded the current version, and, when I tried installing it, I got a blue rectangle from a Windows service (WIndows smartscreen, probably) telling me that the program was dangerous and would not be installed. There is a white button with "do not install" written on it, and, at first, no "install anyway" button (you have to click a not very visible "more info" line to get the "install anyway" button).

While it's clearly a false positive, I don't remember this having happened in any previous release.

More generally, I think it would be nice if the official releases had a signature on them, although I am not a developer, just a user, and don't know how this stuff is done or whether there are costs involved, or if it would collide with the licenses.

EDIT: same story today with the 27.1 update.
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Post Thursday, 16th September 2021, 17:10

Re: Difficult Installation on Windows 10

Certificates generally cost money.

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Post Saturday, 16th October 2021, 04:43

Re: Difficult Installation on Windows 10

Shtopit wrote:I downloaded the current version, and, when I tried installing it, I got a blue rectangle from a Windows service (WIndows smartscreen, probably) telling me that the program was dangerous and would not be installed. There is a white button with "do not install" written on it, and, at first, no "install anyway" button (you have to click a not very visible "more info" line to get the "install anyway" button).

While it's clearly a false positive, I don't remember this having happened in any previous release.

More generally, I think it would be nice if the official releases had a signature on them, although I am not a developer, just a user, and don't know how this stuff is done or whether there are costs involved, or if it would collide with the licenses.

EDIT: same story today with the 27.1 update.


There should be a rectangle that tells you that Windows is dangerous and a button with "do not install" written on it. I'd trust crawl code more than M$.

I'd think that signed checksum files and using something like GnuPG would work without needing to spend money for certificates. It's all free using open source software. Debian does it that way, For an example how it it works, check out:

https://www.debian.org/CD/verify

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