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Re: IRC meeting of games team

[Paul, I take the freedom to answer you in public - hope you are fine with this]


On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 09:01:27AM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-11-21 at 15:59 +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > However, I'd like to remind you about the plan to work on the tasks files.
> Please send a mail to the list about it.

> Personally I think the team is barely able to keep up with its existing
> activities so the tasks stuff is probably not something anyone will have
> time to work on.

IMHO this is a pretty weak argument.  Once you uploaded package XY to
new just adding a single line to a tasks file saying

  Depends: XY

This time is very well spent considering that the gain is a very simple
way to show the world what you are doing.  And you also get a QA tool for
> That said, Ben Armstrong was working on games LiveCD stuff so maybe you
> could ask him to switch away from that to the games tasks and generate
> the LiveCD from the tasks.
> LiveCD stuff:
> http://wiki.debian.org/Games/Live

I think Ben is perfectly aware of the Blends idea.  I have no idea why
he does not use this stuff.
> Ideas for blends I wrote:
> http://wiki.debian.org/Games/Blends

Why I in principle like this idea I personally prefer the evolutionary
approach to start from something simple and develop to something more
complex.  So if some of you would start with


and turns it into one of Pauls suggestions (instead of approaching all
suggestions) it could perfectly fit the time capacity you might have.  I
prepared the stuff to enable you tweaking it - it is not that I think it
is currently good - it should be made good and it is just a good start
to work on this.

Kind regards



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