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Re: status of ASCIIpOrtal packaging

On Fri, Nov 07, 2014 at 04:55:32PM +0100, Nils Dagsson Moskopp wrote:
> ASCIIpOrtal is a terminal game where you have a gun that shoots doors.
> I recently installed ASCIIpOrtal on my N900 running Maemo. Since I like
> the game, I would like to have access to it in Debian. It seems Peter
> Pentchev tried to package it once, but gave up in September 2010.
> Upstream seems to be offline: <http://cymonsgames.com/asciiportal>
> Upstream source copy: <https://github.com/cymonsgames/ASCIIpOrtal>
> This repository of the Debian games team looks abandoned:
> <http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-games/asciiportal.git/>
> There seems to exist no package named “asciiportal” or “asciip0rtal”:
> <https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=asciiportal>
> <https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=asciip0rtal>
> In 2009, Peter Pentchev <roam@ringlet.net> wrote in bug #548031:
> > I actually have an almost-ready package for ASCIIpOrtal in the Debian
> > Games Team's Git repository; just a couple of copyright issues remain
> > to be clarified with the upstream developers.
> >
> > Sorry for the delay!
> Can anyone tell me what the copyright issues were? I am willing to work
> on the issues with upstream and create replacement assets if necessary.

Yeah, I kind of dropped the ball on this back then, didn't I...

Let me take a look, try to restore my repositories (I suffered a data
loss due to a stolen laptop some months ago), see what the copyright
issues were, see what the situation with libxcurses was...  I'll get back
to you later today.

Thanks for your interest in ASCIIpOrtal, let's see if we can try to bring
it up!


Peter Pentchev  roam@ringlet.net roam@FreeBSD.org p.penchev@storpool.com
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