Re: B.A.L.L.Z. in Debian
Thanks for the ballz project link, I didn't know about it :)
About guichan: it's often a policy in GNU/Linux distros to use the
system/packaged libraries, to ease library updates (in particular
In this case we assumed this was an unmodified guichan, but indeed
there is a little bug in the level selection menu when guichan is
replaced - now I know where this comes from ;)
On Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 04:26:55PM +0200, Per Larsson wrote:
> Hi Sylvain,
> Nice to hear you liked our game!
> There is a repository on google code which also acts as a kind of
> homepage for ballz: http://code.google.com/p/db-tins07/
> Regarding guichan I think you'd better keep the version packaged with
> the game. I don't remember exactly right now, but we may have hacked
> it around a bit, and there is a chance that newer versions of guichan
> may break the game (we made this game in 72 hours, remember? :) ). In
> any case I think neither me nor Olof are motivated to maintain the
> game any longer, it was just a fun one-off effort for the TINS
> competition. If someone really feels like fixing our bugs and
> improving the game, then at least I would be OK with giving them write
> access to the svn repository. Again, I'm speaking for myself here, but
> I guess Olof will reply if he disagrees ;).
> On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 11:01 AM, Sylvain Beucler <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hello Olof and Per,
> > After playing ballz, the Debian Games team worked on packaging it as a
> > .deb to include it in the Debian GNU/Linux distribution :)
> > Progress can be seen at:
> > http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-games/ballz.git
> > We noticed though that the official website http://www.darkbits.org/
> > is currently empty. Is there a new location?
> > We also used a few patches developped by the Fedora packager (Hans de
> > Goede), for example to use newer versions of guichan. It may worth
> > including them in the official version, to avoid each distribution
> > forking the game and progressively becoming out-of-sync :)
> > What do you think?
> > Thanks for releasing this nice game!
> > --
> > Sylvain