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Bug#194974: [PROPOSAL] add Games/Simulation to menu subpolicy

On Mon, Jun 02, 2003 at 10:47:30PM +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 01, 2003 at 01:44:48PM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 01, 2003 at 11:39:32AM +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:
> > > So do you motion to remove Games/Sports ?
> > > Else if we are to keep it, what should fit in ?

> > I'd first want to see the list of packages already in it...

> Here the odds:
> Sports: asciijump battleball billard-gl flying    foobillard
>         (ski)     (ball)     (billard)  (billard) (billard)

> Simulation: achilles  csmash       flightgear  gtkpool   matrem   xlife
>            (lifesim) (tennistable) (flightsim) (billard) (lifesim) (life game)

First of all, I want to say that I oppose removing Games/Sports.  The
Games/Arcade and Games/Strategy categories are already too full;
anything that helps reduce the overcrowding there is a Good Thing IMO.

I've also got "Air Traffic Controller" (atc) and "Sail" under
Games/Simulation (plus "Railroad Tycoon 2" and "Simcity 3k").  I think
csmash and gtkpool should move to Sports, as should gav, race, trophy,
tuxkart and tuxracer.  I think lincity, acm/acm4, gl-117, and
sabre/xsabre should move to Simulation, as, possibly, should freeciv.

As for the argument that "sport" and "game" are synonyms, that's
silly.  Yes, one definition of sport is the same as one definition of
game, but that's just one definition, and not even the most popular.

> This is based on  

> <http://people.debian.org/~ballombe/menu/menufiles.tgz>

Apparently (since you didn't have atc or sail), this is not picking up
the entries from the bsdgames package.

Chris Waters           |  Pneumonoultra-        osis is too long
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