[PC-BSD Pbi-dev] Invitation to a cross-distro/OS games packaging list

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Tue Dec 2 10:55:33 PST 2008

Richard Hartmann wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am not 100% this is the correct list to send to, but it sounded like
> a better target
> than the core dev list. Apologies if this is the wrong list!
> The Debian and Ubuntu games teams have merged completely and the Fedora team
> has been working more and more with us to reduce duplicated work. We have been
> using the Debian games mailing list until now, but we decided that a
> distro/OS-agnostic list would be better.  At the moment, members of Arch,
> Debian, Fedora, FreeBSD, Gentoo, NetBSD, Slackbuilds (the officially unofficial
> Slackware package repository) and SuSE are on this list.
> As Games are somewhat special in that they in general need more patches than
> other packages and that they often have a dead upstream, we plan to discuss
> some ways there to try and collaborate more.
> We have started defining requirements and possible layouts for below-upstream
> repositories. Test repositories are in the works. You can then pull from there
> and get a common, patched version. Specific patches would be applied either  in
> your local repositories via your existing processes or, in cases where such an
> infrastructure does not exist, you could maintain packaging information etc
> within our repository.
> I hope I managed to interest a few of you and hope to see you on
> games at lists.freedesktop.org [1], soon. For an introduction, read Miry's email
> [2] and mine [3].
> Richard
> [1] http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/games
> [2] http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/games/2008-November/000006.html
> [3] http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/games/2008-November/000011.html

I'll go ahead and signup for the list. We currently piggyback building 
our PBI's from the FreeBSD ports tree, so if the changes take place 
there, it'll effect us as well. But I'll be happy to take a look at your 
system as well, since we do offer a lot of games on the PC-BSD desktop :P

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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