To me, having a generic (abstract?) start-now button on the Haskell site seems a simple solution: by doing so, the Haskell-site committee can be seen as making the effort to stay “at arms-length” from the controversy, and not “picking favourites”.
Let’s suppose that the Haskell-site committee did replace
downloads/ with a GHCUp button as a result of all this - how long would it be before someone else starts another thread with the question:
So, I would like to propose to the community that the GHCUp button be replaced by a link to
$ALTERNATIVEinstead, which then permits
$ALTERNATIVEto be the fount of the Haskell installation and on-boarding experience.
$ALTERNATIVE might be) and we all go for yet another “spin” on this burning carnival ride?
Alright, let’s move each option and its associated content to its own page, either on:
- the option’s own home page (if the associated project has one), or
- the Haskell web site (or perhaps the wiki site for easier access).
It’s then up to the supporters of each option as to how it should be presented, rather than being a decision for the Haskell-site committee.
downloads/, it can then just be a list of URLs to those pages: nothing more, nothing less.