Ubuntu Gaming Team

Philip Wyett philwyett at gmx.com
Tue Apr 28 14:09:13 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-04-28 at 16:07 +0900, Emmet Hikory wrote:
> Martin Owens wrote:
> >> Some confusion maybe seen from the naming, but I see no real issue. The
> >> team members who wish too can look at and work with more specific Ubuntu
> >> issues and act as a conduit between the teams of both distributions to
> >> make things better. Many teams work in this way and I see no real
> >> competition or massive problems and a hopeful flow of information would
> >> only be productive.
> > 
> > So long as you can join their mailing list and give the enough homage,
> > I'm sure you can avoid political rumblings.
> > 
> > It would be good to be able to join interested people from Ubuntu
> > communities to interested groups in Debian without fear that the people
> > will get caught in a "war".
>     Something is unclear here.
>     The "Debian Games Team" consists of Debian Developers, Ubuntu
> Developers, and other interested parties, and spends a fair bit of time
> working on games for *both* Debian and Ubuntu.  There is no separation
> that involves coordination between groups, no need to "involve" Debian
> groups, and little value to a "conduit".
>     The history of this team includes the previous definition of an
> Ubuntu Games Team that spent time maintaining games in Ubuntu.  After
> some discussion, it seemed sensible to pool efforts, and the Ubuntu team
> was merged with the Debian team.  As the vast majority of the work needs
> to be uploaded for both distributions, and Ubuntu has a mechanism to
> accept an upload prepared for Debian (where Debian has no corresponding
> means to accept an upload prepared for Ubuntu), the resulting changes
> are nearly always uploaded to Debian directly (although there are some
> exceptions due to differences in freeze cycles between the
> distributions, etc.), and all are tracked in a common revision control
> system.  Work is done to add new games, fix bugs (reported against both
> Debian and Ubuntu), and improve the user experience in installing,
> using, and configuring games.

Where would all the information about who participates in this cross
distro team (from Ubuntu) and how bugs should be processed over to
Debian from being reported in Ubuntu be located?


This old and defunct page is very lacking.



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