[arch-general] Why not create a new repo specified for games ?

Ionut Biru ibiru at archlinux.org
Tue Nov 1 13:05:59 EDT 2011

On 11/01/2011 07:01 PM, Ángel Velásquez wrote:
> 2011/11/1 Matej Ľach<matej.lach at gmail.com>:
>> I support this idea.
>> Keep most games in AUR and the more popular ones can have their own repo
>> [games] on a separate server.
>> This server could be community financed using donations and if not enough
>> interest will be raised for new repo, all these huge games can be moved to
>> AUR and the smaller ones can stay in [community].
>> That's my view at it.
> I have been saying that since two or three years ago.
> As i've said before, games is not the strong point of any Linux
> distribution, and nobody use linux to game, face it, some people
> download games, but most of the gamer people are playing consoles, not
> even a desktop/laptop computer..
> For me having another repo [games] won't be a mess, and for non-gamers
> won't be a mess either cause we won't play games!. games are not
> popular software like KDE/GNOME (which I don't use), even if you try
> harder to justify about "other bigger packages" no dude, games are not
> so popular to this size of mb. It's a relation popular<->  disk space.
> But well, i'm done with this, games in repos are hurting our distro
> instead helping it..
> Good luck

Is not like we need space for something else right now.

This discussion is pointless. Let it die


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