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Re: Bug#262951: ITP: winex-installer -- This package will download and build TransGaming winex.

On Mon, Aug 02, 2004 at 05:22:19PM +0100, Andrew Saunders wrote:
> > Is there a good reason why we can't have a binary package instead?
> Yes. TransGaming asked us not to
> (http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2002/05/msg02463.html). In
> accordance with their wishes, the developer in question decided to
> retract his ITP.
> FWIW, they have the exact same objections to a build-from-source
> approach. Gentoo used to provide a Winex-cvs ebuild until TransGaming
> requested it be removed
> (http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?p=436802#436802).
> Andreas, please reconsider this ITP.

What about contacting them and using a kind-of-oldish tag from the CVS to
compile the sources? Say one month earlier to the current date.

We would not be distributing their latest code, and we would benefit from a
gaming infrastructure in debian.


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