[aur-general] Replacing nexuiz with xonotic

Massimiliano Torromeo massimiliano.torromeo at gmail.com
Fri Oct 21 04:00:37 EDT 2011

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 9:20 AM, Gaetan Bisson <bisson at archlinux.org> wrote:
> [2011-10-21 08:45:46 +0200] Dieter Plaetinck:
>> On Fri, 21 Oct 2011 02:50:31 +0200
>> Sven-Hendrik Haase <sh at lutzhaase.com> wrote:
>> > I'd like to see nexuiz replaced by xonotic in [community]. Problem is
>> > that nexuiz is still a fairly popular package despite being dead
>> > upstream. xonotic devs recommend dropping nexuiz in favor of xonotic.
>> > Technically, xonotic does not replace nexuiz because its gameplay is
>> > somewhat different.
>> >
>> > I'd like some opinions on this.
>> hi, imho:
>> different game -> additional package
>> nexuiz still popular -> keep package as is.
> My two cents: I'm of those who believe that we can't keep throwing 1GB
> packages in the repos like there's no tomorrow. So if nexuiz and xonotic
> are quite similar, it makes sense to only package one of them and save
> the extra gigabyte for a different game.
> --
> Gaetan

I think that's the wrong reason for choosing to keep only one of the
two packages.
If the sizes of the packages are problematic that's a different issue.

That said, being nexuiz a dead project may be a good enough reason to remove it.
If not for that I would keep them both.

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