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Alternatives to Sourceforge for Download?

Postby Syixxs » January 30th, 2016, 9:34 pm

Hey All,

Interested in getting involved with Vassal, but all I can find are Sourceforge links. Are there any mirrors elsewhere for use? I can go into all the reasons to avoid the place, but the short version is that many consider it to be a bad actor in the realm of security and file hosting practices. See the following:

http://www.howtogeek.com/218764/warning ... n-help-it/
http://sdtimes.com/sd-times-blog-source ... f-malware/
http://www.information-age.com/industry ... s-software
http://arstechnica.com/information-tech ... ng-adware/
https://trac.filezilla-project.org/ticket/8888

Obviously many of you have downloaded it without issue or the place would be a graveyard. I'm simply saying that I'm looking for other options and giving some visibility to the Vassal staff that Sourceforge hosting is a potential reason for new users to avoid getting involved. They likely already know that, but more evidence of this doesn't hurt.

Do any of you know of other reputable sources?

Thanks for the time!
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Re: Alternatives to Sourceforge for Download?

Postby uckelman » February 1st, 2016, 2:26 pm

Thus spake Syixxs:
> Hey All,
>
> Interested in getting involved with Vassal, but all I can find are
> Sourceforge links. Are there any mirrors elsewhere for use? I can go
> into all the reasons to avoid the place, but the short version is that
> many consider it to be a bad actor in the realm of security and file
> hosting practices. See the following:
>
> http://www.howtogeek.com/218764/warning ... n-help-it/[1]
> http://sdtimes.com/sd-times-blog-source ... f-malware/[2]
> http://www.information-age.com/industry ... s-software[3]
> http://arstechnica.com/information-tech ... ng-adware/[4]
> https://trac.filezilla-project.org/ticket/8888[5]
>
> Obviously many of you have downloaded it without issue or the place
> would be a graveyard. I'm simply saying that I'm looking for other
> options and giving some visibility to the Vassal staff that Sourceforge
> hosting is a potential reason for new users to avoid getting involved.
> They likely already know that, but more evidence of this doesn't hurt.

We're already planning to move away from SourceForge once VASSAL 4
development ramps up in a month or two.

> Do any of you know of other reputable sources?

I periodically check that the files you get from our download links are
still what I uploaded. In every case, they have been. If you'd like to
veryify them yourself, here are the MD5s:

5da6e7633b15cab5ca1d330522c21ee5 VASSAL-3.2.15-linux.tar.bz2
e4c193137a9cb98a994cc87aeb3880e4 VASSAL-3.2.15-macosx.dmg
89a6fa40d1724f23cda0f58e8efd4d29 VASSAL-3.2.15-other.zip
704ae5dc5b72bea6b6f9617450bd5d95 VASSAL-3.2.15-src.zip
6e725706d979811da80affa187159d93 VASSAL-3.2.15-windows.exe

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