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Bug#95807: ITP: zsnes -- Free Super Nintendo emulator

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

I intend to package zsnes, an SNES emulator. zsnes
(http://www.zsnes.com) has a DOS heritage, but early this month the
source code was released under the GPL and it was immediately ported
to SDL. Once the Linux version is officially released (which should be
in a matter of days), I plan to upload my package.

I will upload the package to main. Many have suggested that it will
need to go in contrib because Debian doesn't include SNES games. I
find this argument absurd, and could waste a lot of time fighting it,
but instead plan to bundle a small, free demo ROM in
/usr/share/doc/examples to work around the issue.

Note that zsnes will be the first free SNES emulator available in

	Source: zsnes
	Section: otherosfs
	Priority: optional
	Maintainer: Aaron Lehmann <aaronl@vitelus.com>
	Build-Depends: debhelper (>> 3.0.0), nasm, libsdl1.2-dev, zlib1g
	Standards-Version: 3.5.2

	Package: zsnes
	Architecture: i386
	Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}
	Description: Emulator of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (TM)
	 ZSNES allows you to play classic games writen for the "SNES" game console
	 on a GNU/Linux system.
	 Please note that many of these games are non-free. See
	 /usr/share/doc/zsnes/README.Debian for more information.

And here's README.Debian so far:

	zsnes for Debian

	The zsnes package is not portable to non-i386 architectures because of
	the fact that most of it is writen in i386 assembly.

	zsnes itself is available under the GNU GPL. However, almost all of the
	"ROMs" that it is designed to run are distributed under stricter licenses,
	which may not permit redistribution. We advise you to pay attention to
	license information when obtaining such software. Debian claims no
	responsibility for any illegal usage of third-party software under

	 -- Aaron Lehmann <aaronl@vitelus.com>, Sat, 28 Apr 2001 22:51:31 -0700

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