Re: Fedora Linux Format software review: January 2010
by Hans de Goede
On 12/29/2009 11:20 PM, Christopher Brown wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Linux Format is a popular magazine in the U.K but which ships all over
> the world. It regularly reviews interesting bits of software and I
> a) It would be interesting to see how much of what they review is
> included in Fedora
> b) It would be a good idea to get that which is not in and/or up to date
> c) If there is enough interest I would like to form a SIG to do the
> monthly reviews - a kind of packaging wishlist on steroids perhaps :)
> I blogged about this recently and you can read the basic idea there:
> The editor has expressed his willingness to send details of software
> which they will review to us so we have a head start. I have conducted
> the first review of the January 2010 issue which you can read here:
> There are some interesting omissions, for example Recoll, the desktop
> search tool which came out ahead of Beagle and Google Desktop and
> which doesn't even have a review request opened for it yet.
> A few points that need mentioning:
> 1) I do not and have never worked for Linux Format nor has anyone I know :)
> 2) There may be some glaring errors - this is why this is on the wiki
> so please feel free to update/change etc. For example I have not
> undertaken rigorous reviews for the software's suitability.
> 3) This is not intended as anything other than a distillation of what
> would be good to have in the repositories.
> I welcome your comments as ever.
blob and conquer is no longer in Fedora (and not being updated), because
it contains various non free resources. I'm working together with the
Debian packager on replacement textures, sound and music, as time allows,
until this is fixed it cannot be included in Fedora.
I've been discussing doing a "development sprint" focussing solely on
resource replacement together with the debian packager, as we are both
Dutch the idea was to get together and work an entire day on this, hopefully
making some good progress.
It would be nice if others could join in (be it virtual not necessarily
physically). So are there any takers for this ?
13 years, 3 months
Maelstrom is now blocked in rawhide...
by Bill Nottingham
... due to legal/licensing issues with the artwork and sounds.
I currently don't have the time (and expertise, really) to reimplement
them. If somone wants to have a go at it, feel free.
13 years, 5 months
ogrechess project started
by Bruno Wolff III
My request for ogrechess hosting was approved and there is now a git reop
for it at fedorahosted.
The project is at http://git.fedoraproject.org/git/ogrechess.git .
For the time being there is no mailing list or trac set up.
I won't need a mailing list until there are other contributors to talk to.
I didn't want to start with a trac setup right off the bat, but it seems
clear to me that I will enventually need to learn to use trac better and
have one set up for the project. In the mean time there is a TODO file.
My goal is to get ogrechess packaged for F13 or F14 and have it obsolete
chess going forward.
13 years, 6 months