I used to package and port SciPlore Mindmapping for FreeBSD in the past - and I'd like to package Docear, but I've run into a few issues up front that I'd like to raise:
- I understand that static file names like "docear_allos.zip" are convenient for developers and for the less-skilled users, but they are an absolute no-go for automated packaging systems like FreeBSD's. We resume interrupted downloads (so chances are we resume from a newer/changed files), and we verify the checksums of downloaded packages, in order to detect such download problems, or worse, tampering.
Can we please have versioned file names?
- What are the technical differences between the various _allos, _linux, _... packages, when disregarding the compression tool used? Can these please be either detailed, or can the variants be consolidated? I see no reason why Linux would need a .tar.gz.
For example, .zip is fine for Linux.
- The sourceforge files section tells me to download from Docear.org, which is frowned upon in FreeBSD because we'd like to use the sourceforge mirror structure for redundancy (availability and load distribution).
Will sf.net downloads be viable for us?
- More a hint than a problem, please keep older versions of Docear around for a while so that users don't bump into non-installable ports because the distfiles have disappeared.
Looking forward to replies from persons responsible for Docear only.