Cleaning up games.xml

Nick Ellery nick.ellery at
Mon Sep 15 05:08:15 UTC 2008

On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 1:44 AM, Matthew East <mdke at> wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 11:42 PM, Phil Bull <philbull at> wrote:
> > Hi Nick,
> >
> > On Sat, 2008-09-13 at 15:32 -0700, Nick Ellery wrote:
> >> Looking through the Games section, I noticed that every section in
> >> 'games-ubuntu-popular' has instructions on how to install and run the
> >> game.  It's very repetitive, and ultimately useless.  Furthermore, the
> >> other section's do not follow this format.  This could be solved by
> >> simply adding instructions on the introductory section, directing to
> >> 'add-applications'.  Thoughts?
> >
> > Do we even need a games section? I'm not sure what documentation games
> > need, other than instructions on getting awkward unpackaged ones to run.
> I agree as well. The only thing that the section really does (aside
> from the Wine/Cedega stuff) was to identify games that users might be
> interested in. To be honest, Add/Remove Applications does that pretty
> well already.
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So what's the final verdict on this?  Perhaps with the Documentation Freeze
just ahead, it may be too late before this is dealt with.  However, if this
is just an issue of removing parts, we should get this done ASAP.

I propose simply getting rid of the entire file.  Looks like the only
section that is really required is the Wine/Cedega stuff.  Since it really
just links directly to the Wiki, I don't believe it is necessary to keep.
Users can easily come across it if necessary.

Nick Ellery | nick.ellery at
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