Assumption is the mother of many things, and it allows well-intended simplification to go a step too far
A new version of gimp came out today, and I gleefully headed over to the gimp downloads page this morning to see what support there was for OS X.
None, nothing, not a crumb, jack all.
All I can see is various options for installing it on various Linux distros. That's no good for me, it's compiling on Gentoo already, I want to know if I can finally have a proper gimp.app 2.4 version.
Perhaps its just me and my morning sloth that is failing to see the an "Other operating systems"-like link somewhere on the page. But no it fails to exist, so I assume it must have something to do with their not being a Windows or OS X version ready yet (despite the huge beta time).
Assumption is the mother of many things, so imagine my surprise when I look at the same page at work on the Mac and it tells about gimp.app, fink and macports.
The site is using my browser's user-agent string to decide what to serve to me, and there is no way I can see anything else. That's just great. The developers have made the assumption that if you are on a particular platform, everyone has homogenous computing environments, why would you want to see anything else?
Stop telling what you think I want to hear and let me decide what I want.
Exhibit A: OS X auto-detection in full effect