Re: list of orphaned / RFA games
Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
OK, you and Miriam are about a day late and a dollar short as I have
already brought most of them in. At least the innocuous ones. The only
one I'm not real pleased about is scottfree but you can see the threads
on here about that. I have not done pydance and now it sounds like I
* Barry deFreese <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2008-01-10 20:42:22 CET]:
Sorry for the long e-mail but I've done a little more digging.
And I guess you have added comments to every single of them so I prefer
to reply to your mail than to the initial of Lucas to add my comments. ;)
I'll probably pick these up and ping Alan Woodland (he had done an ITA
at one point).
Unless someone thinks the python team makes more sense?
pydance -- dancing simulation game similar to the kind in arcades
pydance-music -- Songs and step patterns for pydance
Please don't pick it up - it doesn't make any sense. The fomer package
maintainer was upstream of the package too, go figure - it's dead
upstream since years. Stepmania is on the road to come along and is
expected to be able to flow into the pool with the 4.0 release. Read the
comments in the ITPs about that.
As nice as it might be, there is not much of a userbase and picking it
up would mean to have to act like sort-of upstream for it. This brings
me to the other point you raised, Barry, that is, pulling everything in.
I don't think it's a good idea, and if there is no upstream for it it
means that the Debian Maintainers are the de-facto upstream for it. Take
a look at the history of the logcheck package, for a start. Or more
closer, the ammount of effort that Jens Seidel invested into hex-a-hop.
I'm having troubles with this one. They have done some updates in their
cvs on the 0.3 version but I have troubles building them. I don't quite
understand why they have all of their own SDL headers inside the
package. I've asked them about this and have yet to receive a response.
Looks like 0.4 is in development. I will look at this one (especially
since it's a Role Playing Game :-))
adonthell -- A 2D graphical roleplaying game
adonthell-data -- Data files needed by Adonthell
I liked playing that back then, and there is/was some ITA for it filed
(#427142, #427141). I tried to contact that person on Dec 20th already
with no response so far. I was thinking about adopting it myself, given
that upstream seems to be active again.
xphoon -- sets the root window to a picture of the moon
Again, is this really a game?
It's in Section: games, I guess Lucas did just filter for that without
matanza -- Space ascii war game xeji -- Yet Another Follow the Mouse X
Has an ITA from Sep 2007.
Maybe some ping out to that person would be reasonable if some help is
required or interest got lost.
xfireworks -- Fireworks in your root window
wmblob -- blobs in a dockapp
Not a game?
Section: games again.
Thanks for responding!