[Slackbuilds-users] Invitation to a cross-distro games packaging/patching/maintaining mailing list
rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Sun Nov 30 07:28:09 UTC 2008
On Thu, 27 Nov 2008 22:02:46 +0100
"Richard Hartmann" <richih.mailinglist at gmail.com> wrote:
> The Debian and Ubuntu games teams have merged completely and the
> Fedora team has been working more and more with us to reduce
> duplicated work. We have been using the Debian games mailing list
> until now, but we decided that a distro-agnostic list would be
> better. Gentoo, SuSE, FreeBSD and NetBSD are starting to hop on board
> and the more the merrier :)
> As Games are somewhat special in that they in general need more
> patches than usual packages and that they often have a dead upstream,
> we plan to discuss some ways there to try and collaborate more.
> We will start defining requirements and possible layouts for
> below-upstream repositories, soon. You could then pull from there and
> get a common, patched version. ports-specific patches would be applied
> in your local repositories via your existing processes.
> I hope I managed to interest a few of you and hope to see you on
> games at lists.freedesktop.org  soon. For an introduction, read
> Miry's email  and mine .
> PS: I do apologize if you think this is spam. I simply did not find
> any better way to contact you all.
>  http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/games
For what it's worth, I referred Richard to this list, as I thought some
of you script maintainers might be interested in joining the relevant
list(s). I don't do much gaming (or have much interest in it), but I
know that there are many of you with much more spare time than I
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