Arbogast wrote:Soucerforge? Windows binaries? Can you expand on this?
What does Sourceforge offers me?
Software can be distributed in two forms: source code and binary (.exe) format. On Sourceforge, there are Windows binaries and source code. No Linux binary. This is because all Linux distributions (think versions, like Vista/Seven/8) use packages (much like the Android app store). The people making distributions download the source code from Sourceforge, compile it to make a binary and put the result on their own server. Then users download the binaries from that server.
Most distributions don't provide statistics on how many times a package has been downloaded. Debian provides some statistics, and the result is that about 1% of all Linux users have Freeciv installed. Accounting for ~20 million Linux users worldwide, that makes 200,000 Freeciv users. There have "only" been 100,000 downloads of the Windows client this year.
Arbogast wrote:I stand corrected, but still, can we -Windows players- could get a little more attention? Maybe I'm crying at a blue moon...
That's always the same story: many developers don't like Windows and use Linux instead. Then their users ask for Windows support. They do their best, but restarting your computer takes a while when Windows Update decides you have time for updates (and when you start Windows once a week/month/few months, there are always updates). Add to that the poor (free) development tools on Windows, and you get a picture of what's going on.
I don't think Windows users get less attention than Linux ones. Most problems aren't specific to Windows (except some encoding issues, or bugs from other projects Freeciv uses). The Windows-specific ones are taken care of. I can't see a way Windows users get less love. Maybe you can be more specific ?