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## Auto-converted by kwiki2moinmoin v2005-10-07
The goal of this page is to seek people who are interested to improve the state of games on Debian. As the debian-games mailing list doesn't exist anymore, people might now gather here.
= Current status and general info =
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'''Status'''
The package python2.4-pygame has been uploaded (yay). The GGZ packages (26 of them) are currently being redone and are in need of a sponsor.
The goal of this page is to seek people who are interested to improve the state of games on Debian. Main place for games packaging happens within the [http://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-games/ Debian Games Team] on the official [http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-games/ debian-games mailing lists] and the bugs and [http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-games-devel/ development list] on alioth.
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'''Tasks'''{{{
 - the ["ParaGUI"] package is at 1.0
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However many games use 1.1, so a package with the new API should be created and the old one phased out (see #316335).
Both ["ParaGUI"] and SDL need updated m4 macros (basically the underquoting issues), I think that both have been fixed upstream already.{{{
 - the GGZ packages are vastly outdated
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A jump from 0.0.7 to 0.0.11 would help especially game developers whose games conditionally depend on GGZ libraries.{{{
 - Pygame needs an update
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First, it should be recompiled with Python 2.4 to produce the python2.4-pygame packages (ubuntu already did this). Second, the version 1.7 should be included, although this seems to be less of a priority.{{{
 - debian-devel-games revival
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Either this list or renamed as debian-games should be (re)created. As opposed to the previous attempt which lasted until 2002, it should not allow posts by non-subscribers due to the post/spam ratio.{{{
 - more gamer-friendly setup
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Probably using debtags, a way to install cool games without looking at everything in the 'games' category which includes fortunes, bb etc. (which is cool also but maybe inappropriate ;){{{
 - improved init integration
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players often want to start game servers temporarily; some games have a GUI option but an init.d frontend with parameters to allow non-root start/stop (i.e. not using ''var''...) would be desired.
The debian-games-devel is a place for general games development discussions and contact with users, while the [http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-games-devel/ development list] is the place for discusions about games' bugs and packages.

Debtags was considered and Enrico Zini is open to new tags addition.

So using debtags, is a way to install cool games without looking at everything in the 'games' category which includes fortunes, bb etc. (which is cool also but maybe inappropriate ;)

= Goals =

Players often want to start game servers temporarily; some games have a GUI option but an init.d frontend with parameters to allow non-root start/stop (i.e. not using ''var''...) would be desired.

Current status and general info

The goal of this page is to seek people who are interested to improve the state of games on Debian. Main place for games packaging happens within the [http://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-games/ Debian Games Team] on the official [http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-games/ debian-games mailing lists] and the bugs and [http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-games-devel/ development list] on alioth.

The debian-games-devel is a place for general games development discussions and contact with users, while the [http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-games-devel/ development list] is the place for discusions about games' bugs and packages.

Debtags was considered and Enrico Zini is open to new tags addition.

So using debtags, is a way to install cool games without looking at everything in the 'games' category which includes fortunes, bb etc. (which is cool also but maybe inappropriate ;)

Goals

Players often want to start game servers temporarily; some games have a GUI option but an init.d frontend with parameters to allow non-root start/stop (i.e. not using var...) would be desired.