[aur-general] Replacing nexuiz with xonotic

Ionut Biru ibiru at archlinux.org
Fri Oct 21 04:04:57 EDT 2011

On 10/21/2011 11:00 AM, Massimiliano Torromeo wrote:
> 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.

i say to remove all games :D


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