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Debian Looks To Improve Linux Gaming

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Published on 13 July 2012 07:01 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Debian
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The latest out of DebConf 12 are future plans from the Debian game team.

In Managua this morning, the Debian game team presented a BoF described as "Fun and games are an essential part of any operating system and the games team aims to bring these to Debian and our users. This BoF aims to help achieve that. Come meet the games team, discuss our past, present, plans and future directions."

In Debian 7.0 "Wheezy", there are 304 packages in main for source packages and 627 binary packages (or 327 packages and 668 packages, respectively, when counting the contrib and non-free repositories). Some of the games are mentioned on this Debian.net page).

The Debian game team works on:

- Accumulating new and updated game packages.

- Hosting IRC meetings.

- Hosting "screenshot parties" to provide Debian game screenshots (for screenshots.debian.net).

- Providing game LiveCD/blends (details on this Wiki page).

- Goals of video-casting to provide short introduction of game-play, game URL, mentioning useful game information, and a summary.

There's nothing quite original out of this project, but those wishing to learn more can visit the Debian Games Wiki.

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