Nicu Buculei <nicu_fedora <at> nicubunu.ro> writes:
There is one thing I personally would like to see about games and
(and I expect it is not specs compliant): all unplayable the games
because of no data available (needing the autodownloader to be run) in a
separate menu, so I could ignore them easily in the Games Spin.
Yeah, they cold move from that menu in the proper location once the data
is available, but this is really a "pie in the sky" scenario.
IMHO the right solution for this problem would be to ban autodownloader and
everything using it (or worse, requiring original proprietary and charged-for
game CDs) from the distribution. I see that tool as both an ugly kludge and a
way to circumvent Fedora's licensing requirements. It also sends the entirely
wrong message to upstream projects: before, it was "If you want to have your
game in Fedora, you have to fix your licensing.", now it's "We'll just
around it with autodownloader and ignore our Fedora Objectives entirely.". :-(
In addition, for data files where the license allows non-commercial
redistribution, it would IMHO be more user-friendly to have a fully-playable
package in rpmfusion non-free than an autodownloader hack in Fedora.