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Re: Better GoPlay [Was: How to make Debian more attractive for users]

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 07:22:30PM +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> It would probably be best to have both options available.
> I've exceeded my quota for the month and web browsing is a little slow, so I 
> don't want to be viewing full size screen shots right now.  But goplay is 
> quite usable and useful.

Sure.  I'm not against *having* offline screenshots.  I'm just concerned
about how they are *obtained*.  You could perfectly create the package
source of games-thumbnails out of a query to screenshots.debian.net,
right?  But having two competing systems to ask users for screenshots,
one of them with a cool and sophisticated web interface and the other one
a manually driven "send me an e-mail" interface sounds quite stupid to me.
> There's no reason why the same data set couldn't be used for the goplay 
> package and a web sites

Yes - I think the problem here is that goplay people and screenshots
people just do not talk to each other, right?

> - with the web site having links to bigger and more 
> screen shots.

Reducing the size of a screenshot for probably smaller package size of
games-thumbnails, shouldn't be a real problem.

Kind regards



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