[Dev] Votation to put [games] repo on our distro

Paul Roge proge at riseup.net
Wed May 2 01:09:44 GMT 2012

On Tue, 01 May 2012 21:52:11 -0300
coadde <coadde at adinet.com.uy> wrote:

> Em 01-05-2012 02:50, André Silva escreveu:
> > Hi Parabolers, i found a lot of libre games that is not are in Archlinux
> > or Parabola and there are others package included in wrong repos, eg: we
> > have mednafen-wip on social because don't have repo for it!
> > So, we open a votation to decide about it.
> >
> > a) Create [games] to have libre games packages on it
> > b) Create a repo for games but with other name eg: gamers, videogames...
> > (put a name in this option that you recommends)
> > c) Don't create repo, it is not necessary (explain the motives about it)
> >
> >
> >
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It seems like there are two views being expressed on how to organize repositories: 

1) Maintaining a few repositories that describe where the packages originated from (arch, libre, individuals, etc). It seems to me that organizing repositories based on their origin is more useful since it would avoid confusion about where to keep them; it will avoid having to reshuffle packages into new repositories; and users can search for packages by keywords anyway so there shouldn't be any problem to have games located in different repositories. 

2) Maintain repositories based on packages themes. The only advantage I can think of to creating a "games" repository is that a user not interested in games at all could exclude it from their pacman file.

- Paul 

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