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Re: The roguelike game "angband"





Chris Carr <rantingman@gmail.com> schrieb:
Hi all,

About two years ago angband version 3.1.0 was released upstream,
GPL-clean. This was the culmination of a lot of work, and I saw an
opportunity: I wrote to the maintainer (Manoj Srivastava), pointing out that a new GPL-clean version was available, and offering to package it if he would mentor me (I saw that he maintained rather a lot of packages, and correctly guessed that he would welcome giving one away). 

He mentored me for over a year, during which time I produced two versions which he uploaded. Unfortunately I lost touch with him after he moved jobs last spring, and when another new upstream version was released in December I packaged it and uploaded it to
mentors.debian.net[1]. I also packaged a set of non-free sounds and uploaded those[2] (the original package has no sounds, again because of licensing issues).

I am an active member of the upstream development team[3] and we have chosen git as our new VCS[4], in part due to Manoj's encouragement. But
I am not yet a DD, so my packages still need sponsoring. Could the
Debian Games team help with this at all?

My packages are based on Manoj's scripts, but I would be willing to learn a new way of building packages if a new sponsor required it. I also have some detailed questions about the packaging that I'd like to be able to discuss with someone. 

Grateful for any advice. 

Regards,

Chris Carr

[1] http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/a/angband
[2] http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/non-free/a/angband-audio
[3] http://trac.rephial.org/wiki/CodeMasters
[4] http://github.com/angband/angband


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Hi Chris,

I'm currently on vacation and cant review your package at the moment. But you can join the pkg-games group on alioth.deebian.org and post the link to the package at wiki.debian.org/Games/Sponsors/Queue and I'm sure someone will pick it up shortly or I will have a look next week when at home ;)

Greetings from Austria
Evgeni
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