Michael Thomas wrote:
Goede, J.W.R. de wrote:
> Hi All,
> I don't know if any of you realise it, but this month its a year ago that
> Tibbs started the games SIG. Hence this "Games SIG State of the Union".
> Your opinion on the future of the Games SIG is much appreciated, add
> your 2 cents please!
Since you asked... :)
I've been exteremely impressed with the large number of quality
games that have appeared. A Games menu in the gnome panel that
doesn't fit on a 1600x1200 screen is a _good_ problem to have. :) Along
those lines, there are a few things to consider:
1) Breaking the menu up into more manageable submenus. I think
Hans started some work on this, but it got stalled somewhere.
Maybe he can update us on the status and we can find some warm
bodies to help push it forward.
Good that you mention that, I actually have that nailed pretty much down
I just need to finish it up and package it, I'll see if I can find some
time for that soon.
2) A Fedora Games spin, or live CD. I've been tossing this idea
around in my head for a few weeks, and I don't know if it's a
good idea or not. On the one hand, it would be good publicity to
show what we've done, and what great free games are available for
both Fedora and Linux in general. On the other hand, lack of
decent free 3D support for the two popular video card
manufacturers will stir up the "3D sucks in Fedora/Linux"
chanting again, and may turn into bad publicity. I read a review
recently (I forget where) of a 'Game Edition' of some linux
distro, and it got panned because of the lack of real 3D support.
I've been thinking about a Fedora Games spin too :)
Another topic that has been discussed on the mailing list related
to Hans' #7 is adding the games sig mailing list in the
InitialCC: field in the package database/owners.list for game
packages. This would alert the entire sig to bugs quickly. The
mailing list does not get a lot of traffic already, and I tend to
see few bug reports on games now, so I don't think this should
cause any real burden on everyone's inbox. If there are no
objections, then I'll start by adding the mailing list as a cc:
on my own packages.
Sounds like a great idea, but we need a CVS admin for this as we can no
longer edit owners.list .
Thanks for all the fun it's been this past year, and I look
to more of the same this year. :)
Yeah, so do I :)