[Bug 316777] [NEW] Remove snes9x cruft, add snes9x gtk to the repos

Launchpad Bug Tracker 316777 at bugs.launchpad.net
Tue Jan 13 15:17:36 GMT 2009

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Binary package hint: snes9express

In the repos many different old versions of snes9x can be found. There
is currently a new version (1.51) available in a Launchpad PPA:

It is actively maintained, which cannot be said from the cruft which is
currently in the Ubuntu repos.

That (semi-official) GTK+ port of Snes9x has even advanced features like
NTSC filters (to have the same look for your games like they did on your
TV set).

Snes9x and ZSNES are the only advanced SNES emulator that are worth
keeping in the repos. Please clean up the other SNES emulators. Above
all the old Snes9x versions should be removed since they can be
considered partly broken cruft.

Further information:
1) My version: Ubuntu 8.10
2)  snes9express (1.42-5) in intrepid, currently senselessly updated to snes9express 1.42-7ubuntu1 by James Westby for Jaunty
3) A current Snes9x (with GUI) version should be offered in Add/Remove...
4) Ancient versions are offered to be installed

** Affects: snes9express (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

Remove snes9x cruft, add snes9x gtk to the repos
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