Installed Games

Toni Sissala toni.sissala at
Thu Jan 29 13:50:49 UTC 2015

On 29.1.2015 14:48, Elfy wrote:
> On 29/01/15 09:59, PK wrote:
>> The installation packages of most of these games take even less space 
>> on the iso, than an average wallpaper.....
>> For instance: in Xubuntu 14.04, the installation package of AisleRiot 
>> Solitaire is only half a megabyte: 585 kB, to be exact. And the 
>> installation package of Minesweeper (gnome-mines) is only one third 
>> of a megabyte: 298 kB.
>> What problem does removing them solve? :-)
> Who said there's a problem?
> The subject came up in a meeting - there were only 2 or 3 people there 
> so it got taken here for more discussion.

If there isn't a problem with having these games installed by default, 
then what is there to gain by not having them installed by default?

You asked for comments on your first post. It would be helpful to know 
why this discussion has started and what is there to gain by having them 
/ not having them installed by default.

According to PK the games only take about a megabyte of space on the 
iso. So far, I haven't figured out the purpose of not shipping these two 
games by default, other than obviously saving space on the iso or saving 
resources when packaging.

On the topic:
I would like to see 2-4 games installed by default. These games should 
be the most generic ones: minesweeper, solitaire... There could also be 
a hyperlink pointing to games-category in Software Center included in 
the games-folder in Whisker-menu. Small games are a great way for a 
beginner to start their adventures on Linux! They are also pretty well 
presented in Software Center, so installing them should not be a problem.

>> Regards, Pjotr.
>> 2015-01-29 9:36 GMT+01:00 Ivà Burgos <iva.burgos at 
>> <mailto:iva.burgos at>>:
>>     2015-01-29 8:57 GMT+01:00 Elfy <ub.untu at
>>     <mailto:ub.untu at>>:
>>         On 28/01/15 07:54, Elfy wrote:
>>         > Discussion started on the subject of removing games from
>>         the install at
>>         > the last meeting, taking this to the list for more comments.
>>         >
>>         We're not going to be adding games - the question is whether
>>         to remove
>>         the couple we do see.
>>     And... why would we remove the couple games?
>>     Ivà.
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