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Red Eclipse now in Debian main

Postby arand » 15 Aug 2014 20:50

After approximately the 37:th round of discussions regarding how the dfsg (Debian Free Software Guidelines) applies to media content and its purported "source", it was suddenly decided that Red Eclipse would probably fit in main after all, and today it was accepted into main. This means that Red Eclipse is now officially part of Debian proper, woop woop!
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Re: Red Eclipse now in Debian main

Postby qreeves » 16 Aug 2014 01:10

Wow, I honestly thought we'd stay in non-free forever. I'm glad though, free software projects have a hard enough time getting free content, let alone the source files that created them. Now we just have to make sure it stays relatively up to date.
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Re: Red Eclipse now in Debian main

Postby SylvieLorxu » 16 Aug 2014 12:42

Awesome!
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Re: Red Eclipse now in Debian main

Postby unixfreak » 16 Aug 2014 13:25

That's awesome. Just in time for debians 21st birthday :D Hopefully it will bring more people online.
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Re: Red Eclipse now in Debian main

Postby Calinou » 16 Aug 2014 17:19

arand wrote:This means that Red Eclipse is now officially part of Debian proper, woop woop!


In theory, contrib and non-free are “not part of Debian”. In practice, that's totally wrong, because Debian Developers and Maintainers will happily support such packages and also because 95 % of Debian users enable these repositories.
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Re: Red Eclipse now in Debian main

Postby qreeves » 17 Aug 2014 01:58

Don't those repositories require the user add them to their apt sources?
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Re: Red Eclipse now in Debian main

Postby Calinou » 17 Aug 2014 09:26

qreeves wrote:Don't those repositories require the user add them to their apt sources?


They do, but as I said, nearly everyone does that right after installing Debian. Many guides recommend doing that. You can even use a “sed” filter to do automatically.
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Re: Red Eclipse now in Debian main

Postby Evropi » 17 Aug 2014 17:34

I don't know about contrib, but the Debian installer asks if you want to add the non-free repo in case there is a non-free driver available for one of your pieces of hardware... which is generally the case for almost all machines.
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Re: Red Eclipse now in Debian main

Postby death » 30 Sep 2014 06:19

Here's an excerpt from debian-news@lists.debian.org:

Subject: Debian Project News - September 29, 2014
...
New and noteworthy packages
---------------------------

1054 packages were added to the unstable Debian archive recently. Among
many others [132] are:
...
* redeclipse — multiplayer FPS game based on Cube2 [146]
...
146: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/redeclipse


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