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Download Issues with APT Repository

Several people have recently reported issues with downloading .deb packages. The reason is that these downloads are redirected to the SourceForge download servers behind the scenes and those servers have been a bit unreliable lately. I chose this, ahem, “unorthodox” approach because I wanted to have all files and their download statistics in one place.

This is clearly causing more trouble than its worth. After also considering how much work it is to upload the files to SourceForge in the first place (one has to submit a form for every single file and wait for a page reload!), I decided to say good-bye to SourceForge and move away from it gradually. The file download will go to as soon as possible, later followed by a migration of the repository and issue tracker.

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