Copying me directory was a good idea to get my attention. Fedora list
mail goes to another folder and it is easy for me to miss stuff, though
I was planning to double check this thread for objections before doing
On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 18:46:14 -0400,
Dennis Payne <dulsi(a)identicalsoftware.com> wrote:
The reason for the crashing on startup is that it is not loading the
/usr/games/vultureseye/fonts/VeraSe.ttf -> /usr/share/fonts/bitstream-
/usr/share/fonts/bitstream-vera/VeraSe.ttf does not exist.
Thanks for doing this. I wasn't sure how to get to specific threads in gdb
and wasn't sure what the error was. I fixed this issue for several other
games and can do it for nethack-vulture pretty easily now that I know
what the problem is.
Updating the link allows it to start. I'm against losing games. So I'd
rather keep the current version at the moment. When I get a chance I'll
look into new versions of the program.
I'm against losing games as well, but don't find the time to do as good a
job on the ones I maintain, as I should.
Even getting Vulture's Eye up to 3.67 is going to take more work than I
can commit to any time soon. That uses a pretty old version of nethack.
While it will likely never be up to date again, since Vulture's Eye
upstream looks like it might be dead now, it would be nice to get it closer.
I found some indications the game was commercialized on Steam and was
probably getting updates as recently as 2017. The code license would allow
anyone who had gotten a binary to get source, but the developer wasn't
making it generally available. I'm not even sure I can find my 3.67
copy any more. And I have not seen any mention of anyone providing source
later than that.
If you want to be added as a co-maintainer or take over the package, I'm
fine with that. A decision should be made before f33 branches, if there
is enough interest to keep it around in spite of its support shortcommings.
I'll get the font issue fixed and do new builds for f31, f32 and rawhide.
It's a sort of generic fix to work around problems caused by a change
in f32's font packaging. A temporary fix was added for f32, but is not
going to be kept for f33. The idea is for a simple rebuild to be able to
deal with changes in font paths.
I'll look harder to see if I can get a copy of 3.67. It isn't available
any more from where I got it and I may have lost the copy I had downloaded
to evalute a number of years ago.