I guess, supporting developer by publishing news is also an appropriate and good way...
I can only say for me: lately, it wasn't so much fun anymore, because of this confusion. A very good example is the VLC player:
Uploaded Jul 27 2023, and you cannot see, that this archive is from 2008 (!!!), unless you take the trouble to browse the readme right till the end to see the history log. Honestly, this is annoying. Sorry.
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