it has recently come to my attention that the current version of Docear has been made unfetchable again:
- On docear.org, the directory was renamed, without leaving a symbolic link in place that could have kept the download URL intact. The intention of providing uniform directory naming is good, but this change was premature. A better time would have been after the release of Beta 09.
- On sourceforge.net, the file was removed altogether.
Both actions together severed all URLs that had been working for many weeks, for no apparent reason.
Result: Docear could no longer be installed on FreeBSD easily.
Do NOTE: Stable URLs for unchanging download files are of paramount importance if you want your potential users to benefit from easy installation on systems that install from source.
FreeBSD ports are a system that downloads your original software package, installs requisite packages, installs them, and then Docear on FreeBSD, along with Desktop icons, Desktop menu items, and file association, to give users an easy-install access to your software.
Again: Please do not relocate, exchange or remove an 'official' (including beta) download file if you aim for easy installation of Docear on other operating systems.
There may be extreme cases that might warrant removal, but I have yet to see one. There has been none in the past.
Please do not intentionally make it harder for your users, and for packagers looking after other operating systems such as FreeBSD (i. e. yours truly), to install your software.
We have only so much energy to spend to chase deliberate changes that make matters worse.
FreeBSD ports team member