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Re: Data files for a MMORPG

On 1/23/08, Eddy Petrișor <eddy.petrisor@gmail.com> wrote:
> Ivan Vucica wrote:
> > Should we be packaging several versions of tibia-data, one for each
> > supported and still widely used version of the client's protocol? For
> > example:
> > * tibia-data-7.92
> > * tibia-data-8.00
> > * tibia-data-8.10
> > et cetera. Or should we just create one package based on the latest
> > version of the official client, since the data files can also be placed
> > in ~/.yatc/ or even in current work directory, and thus if user needs a
> > different set (s)he can get the data separately?
> Neither. I think you could install them side by side and have a tool that
> allows you to choose the correct one. How, you ask?
> Simple, provide each data set under its own: /usr/share/tibia-X.YZ and,
> through the chooser (you can use debconf to select the default) you make
> a /usr/share/yatc a symlink to the active data set.

Might as well put it in /etc/alternatives if you're going to do this, no?

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