I have been using debian for a while, and have been compiling my own
copy of MAME (the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) (from
http://x.mame.net) for my own use. It looks as if someone packaged this
at some point but it never got out of unstable (I used testing) and
hasn't been updated in some time. I have tried emailing the maintainer
some weeks ago and have recieved no reply. I would like therefore to
perhaps take over this package and try to get it up to date.
Nowadays, MAME's source has been merged (at least under UNIX) with MESS,
a program which emulates a large range of computers and consoles. I am
unsure of how to package two programs which come from the same source
package so I thought to start with I would simply package MAME.
I'm currently trying to package MAME, but thought that I would also look
for a sponsor, as I wasn't sure if it might be difficult for a