[Slackbuilds-users] SlackBuilds for Humble Bundle games

Klaatu klaatu at straightedgelinux.com
Thu Jun 7 21:13:56 UTC 2012

> On Fri, 08 Jun 2012 13:07:28 +0300
> Dimitris Tsagkatakis <dtsagka at otenet.gr> wrote:
> > Hi there,
> > 
> > I currently maintain SlackBuilds for games from the Humble Bundle
> > series. I mainly do this for myself, but I also have them available for
> > other users via my blog. I recently got asked from an LQ user if I ever
> > considered submitting these scripts to SBo.
> > 
> > So, I wanted to ask:
> > a) Given the fact that these scripts rely on commercial and (usually)
> > proprietary software and would appeal only to Humble Bundle customers,
> > would these scripts be welcome by SBo?
> The issue, which has already been mentioned, is going to be the lack of
> direct download links. This makes approval impossible. I suspect (I could
> be wrong) that I am the only admin to own all of the bundles. I have no
> interest in being the one to approve all these scripts. I think it would
> be best if they were maintained separately from SBo.
> As a side note, I haven't found any of the games to require system-wide
> installation. They all live happily under ~/humble/ for me.

Just a humble suggestion, Dimistris: I tried to wget -m the folder containing 
your build scripts and dropbox laughed at me. I tried a few other tricks to 
download all the scripts so I wouldn't have to click 43 times to get them all, 
and just could not.

So if you do continue to maintain them separately, maybe it would be nice to 
zip them all up into one archive? I imagine the collection would only end up 
being a few megabytes; well worth it for one-click convenience.

Either way, thanks for the SlackBuilds!


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