Nicu Buculei wrote:
Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> I am interested in doing a mid release games spin update if there are
> enough additional games or interesting updates to existing games. It
> also has the additional advantage of fixing bugs or providing new
> features in other software included in the spin. Are there compelling
> reasons to provided a updated spin now? Would that be better as a CD
> image variant?
I freshly installed for a relative of mine the games spin about a week
ago, added a bit of multimedia and then ran "yum update".
The number and total size of packages updated was huge, so I think this
*is* a compelling reason (I did a screenshot at the time with the
intention to blog about this but had not enough free time).
I would be interested to hear from game packagers too as to the
compelling new features in the games included in the spin. Is there any
modifications to the package list desirable? I have added uqm, Pychess
and Alien Arena based on user requests.
There are two things still on the wishlist
1) Warsom - Gaming engine is Quake 3. Cartoon style action. Gaming data
is non-free afaik but could potentially use autodownloader
2) Second Life - Not really a game but is under popular demand. Review
is ongoing at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=233946
. If we
could speed up the process a bit, it would be very much appreciated.
A CD image variant is, I think, orthogonal to the DVD spin. An update
for the DVD spin should be in DVD format and a CD image would target
another niche of users (and it has to include a careful selection of
games, "best of breed").
I would like to get some help with this. Suggestions welcome.