And a lot of times the main download is sketchy...so if it says there's a release, but it doesn't show up in the main download link, then try the secondary.
I don't announce every new version, but if it's the newest in the download areas, then get it. I usually release whenever a fix a halfway urgent, but don't always feel the need to plaster the front page of freshmeat with "MAES v.328938294239". A good example would be 20001129, which wasn't announced, but if you're planning on using the version before it without using cookies, well, sorry:)
An open, cross-platform journaling program.
A scientific plotting package.