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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:47 pm 
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I would like to use freemind across platforms and found that it is available as a portable app in "portableapps".
The version number is 1.3.12 compared to the version installed in US, which is 1.2.23.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/freeplane/

When I open files created with freeplane 1.3.12 with freeplane 1.2.23, then I get a warning:

Mind map file /media/xxxxx.mm was created with some later version of this program. Freeplane may open, display or save it incorrectly. Visit program web site http://freeplane.sourceforge.net for more info.


Can I update Freemind to the latest version without causing some problem?

Thanks for any help!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:14 am 
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Thanks for the info.

I'll update Feeplane in the UberStudent repository within the next week or so. It may not be a terribly easy package to make. The update will be applied by the normal update procedure using the Update Manager. It's far better to let updates happen that way.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:31 am 
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I was also noticing that Freeplane is not update with UberStudent. I was going to uninstall it via the Ubuntu Software Center and reinstall via the Freeplane sourceforge. What do you recommend? Is it better to wait until the UberStudent repositories are updated for Freeplane?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:46 am 
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It did get updated last year but, yes, there are later updates. Thanks for the new prod. :geek:

You cannot really install it in Linux from source packages at SourceForge. The program is pretty complicated and requires about a dozen patches to work well in Linux.

I'll test the latest version and upload it to the UberStudent repository this weekend. If it's not in normal updates by Monday, then you can assume there's something unreliable about the new release.

UPDATE: A Freeplane update, to 1.3.12, is now in the UberStudent repository. Just use the Update Manager to get it. The very latest 1.3.15 has multiple issues so I'll hold off on it for now.

Please always feel free to prod me for updates if it ever seems like they're taking too long. Unless you are not relying on your system to get important work done, it's always best to ask for updates (or new programs) from your distro rather than adding PPAs or trying to install programs from source. ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:42 am 
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Awesome, Thank you Stephen!

I am interested to know why it is best to ask/wait for your distro, rather than installing from source. I would like to learn how to work towards competency in being able to deal with this on my own, also with the idea in mind that perhaps I can contribute one day to helping keep stuff up to date, as I become more adept with Linux.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:35 am 
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What I mean is this:

If you're amid a semester of school and rely on a machine or UberStudent installation to get work done, keeping a stable and well-working system is Priority #1. That is to say that you don't want to risk anything breaking when you have a paper due tomorrow and a major lab due the next day. :shock:

On the other hand, if you, for example, have a system (or a separate installation on the same machine or a separate installation in VirtualBox) and you don't mind some things possibly breaking, please experiment to the hilt! That is one important way to learn. :ugeek:

What I myself do is use VirtualBox to first take possibly risky steps. That way, there really is no risk, because if something goes really wrong I just delete the virtual machine while my working system remains fine.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:23 pm 
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Gotchya - makes sense! I've never used VirtualBox but I reckon I ought to give it a try. 8-)


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