Re: Fwd: Re: Press release for Debian Games team.
Bumping this one. Qubodup at freegamer is looking for more information
on the activities of the team and also sought an interview with someone,
in person preferrably.
I can handle his query on a n00b starting packaging as I've just been
through it. Do we have any other stats of what he's asking? Something to
show off? Number of games packaged overall, update frequency, last big
titles to get inclusion to the archive etc?
Steven Hamilton writes:
> Hi All,
> Very favourable reply from Qubodup at freegamer.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: Press release for Debian Games team.
> Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:25:33 +0200
> From: Iwan Gabovitch <email@example.com>
> To: Steven Hamilton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> CC: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Hello Steven,
> thank you for approaching us!
> Is there a way to find out what the latest 10 new games that were packaged
> for debian are and what the latest 10 updates of games in debian are?
> Are there any stories to share? For example a person that never packaged
> software before and got started doing it by packaging games for debian? Or
> perhaps somebody could walk us through the exact steps of how to package a
> specific game that already is in debian?
> Basically something that might interest and be comprehensible to a
> I would like to do a text or (better) audio or (better) video interview (if
> any interested packager happens to be in Berlin, Germany).
> Should I ask this on the mailing list?
> Freegamer collaborative blog author
> On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 12:54 PM, Steven Hamilton <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I work for the Debian games team and we're looking for some publicity to
>> assist us in recruiting new members. We'd be delighted if you could post
>> the following press release.
>> Your Sincerely,
>> The Debian/Ubuntu Games Team.
>> The Debian/Ubuntu Games Team provides packaging and support of games in
>> Debian and Ubuntu archives. From RPGs, FPS's and RTS's to flight sims,
>> board games and art games, we work collaboratively to share problems,
>> bugfix, package and promote FOSS games in all genres and we seek new
>> members to assist us in our work. We have roles for all technical levels.
>> From producing screenshots and documentation, building packages of existing
>> games, tracking down new and interesting games for inclusion to helping
>> with licensing and source materials of games and art. If you have a passion
>> for GNU/Linux, love gaming and want to help make the base distro of Ubuntu,
>> Mint and many others even better then please contact us on IRC
>> #debian-games on irc.oftc.net or via our mailing list at
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