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Re: Third-party art and documentation.

Hello Shirish I am one of the primary devs on Megaglest. Currently the
Authors file for data is stored in:


Some of the links (like the http://mattiaswestlund.jamendo.net/) are
broken because that website re-arranged their URL's in recent months
which broke links for everyone.


On Fri, 2012-04-13 at 15:40 +0530, shirish शिरीष wrote:
> Dear Paul,
> I was looking at the thread of Megaglest's inclusion in Debian message
> [0] for something else. While going through the messages came across
> this [1] and more precisely this part :-
> "I guess you don't have the URLs any more but it would be nice for
> review purposes if megaglest-data docs/AUTHORS.data.txt contained full
> URLs to the pages where each data file not created by direct MG
> contributors was downloaded from.
> Some of the URLs in docs/AUTHORS.data.txt are semi-broken, for example
> http://mattiaswestlund.jamendo.net/ redirects to the generic blog
> page." - Paul Wise
> Now I installed the package just to see how this AUTHORS.data.txt is
> in Debian but was unable to find it. Both the megaglest package and
> the megaglest-data package does not seem to have this file at least
> not in the /usr/share/doc/ sections :-
> : /usr/share/doc/megaglest-data$ ls
> changelog.Debian.gz  changelog.gz  copyright  README.txt.gz
> /usr/share/doc/megaglest$ ls
> changelog.Debian.gz  changelog.gz  copyright  README.Debian  TODO.Debian
> Its only after grepping the megaglest-data package that I was able to
> see that the AUTHORS.data.txt was kept in some other location :-
> ~$ dpkg -L megaglest-data | grep AUTHORS
> /usr/share/games/megaglest/docs/AUTHORS.data.txt
> My question is/was why wasn't this AUTHORS.data.txt kept in
> /usr/share/doc where it would be seen by more people as well.
> Another query as pointed out by you, the URL's in the file are sparse.
> Is there any package in the Debian Repo (preferably games) which have
> used third-party art and which you think is a role model which
> upstreams could follow ?
> Looking forward to hearing from you as well as the broad community who
> maintain Debian-games. You guys do terrific work.
> 0 - https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-games/2011/12/msg00017.html
> 1 - https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-games/2011/12/msg00018.html
> -- 
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>           Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
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