Split GNOME Games Package

Registered by Robert Ancell on 2009-07-24

The GNOME Games package is a set of games designed for GNOME and developed and released in a collection. This is currently packaged as one Ubuntu package. The proposal is to generate a separate package for each game.

Pros:
- The games are only linked by development team not functionality. This is confusing for users who may only want a subset of games installed (currently they can only disable menu entries which is not obvious to them).
- Future GNOME Games development is using new features such as clutter and seed. We may not be able to distribute all the games on the CD due to these requirements. As we will have to split the package anyway into low-dependency and high-dependency games it makes sense to split all the games. (Note that gnometris is currently not available due to its dependencies).
- By splitting the package we can reduce the number of games on the CD by default. This makes the menus easier to navigate and saves CD space.
- By being able to pick and choose individual games we can chose games for the CD not developed by the GNOME games team. In this way we can pick a small set of the best available games for the CD.

Cons:
- This creates a number of new packages which will increase the package index

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
None
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Robert Ancell
Definition:
New
Series goal:
Proposed for karmic
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Robert Ancell on 2009-07-24
Completed by
Robert Ancell on 2009-10-06

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