I did a small search first, and actually I expected to see something about this in the openSUSE news. Anyway, does someone know what happened to Packman? It went offline again, and when trying to browse their site it says there’s no website anymore.
Does anybody know why most of the games has gone from packman? Just a few chess clones remains there. Almost every game has got ‘This package has no releases.’ and no explanations why the releases disappeared or when they’ll be back.
AFAIK it’s limited resources, if it’s not proprietary or GPL’d and can
be built on the openSUSE Build Service, if it’s not there, create an
openFATE or ask the games repository owners if they could build it…
Just look at that. Can you find any packages in games that have no letters ‘chess’ in their names?
Thanks, I know about that. There is not even a third of that was in Packman.
I don’t quite understand you. What does mean ‘limited resources’? Packman’s servers has limited resources, so games was needed to be removed? Or that was licensing issue?
There is an ‘Old packages’ page in Packman’s wiki where all those packages are listed. Why they all became obsolete at once I couldn’t find, because most of the wiki written in german.
> malcolmlewis Wrote:
>> AFAIK it’s limited resources
> I don’t quite understand you. What does mean ‘limited resources’?
> Packman’s servers has limited resources, so games was needed to be
> removed? Or that was licensing issue?
> There is an ‘Old packages’ page in Packman’s wiki where all those
> packages are listed. Why they all became obsolete at once I couldn’t
> find, because most of the wiki written in german.
When I look into the category Spiele/Spass (games/fun) I can see that
whatever package description I click the package was not updated for about
half a year and that it is mentioned that it has no released packages. So
this tends to support malcolmlewis comment about missing resources (man
power or server resources?). For sure it is not about licenses, the games I
see are almost all GPL.
If you want an authoritative answer contact the packman people, it is the
only way to overcome any speculation.