Seigo: Spark pre-order registration is open!
Posted Apr 12, 2012 20:43 UTC (Thu) by anselm
In reply to: Seigo: Spark pre-order registration is open!
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We were talking about Debian repo, remember? How many of these »independent« games can be found there?
I told you before that to be in the Debian repository a package must be distributable by Debian. Stuff you're expected to pay for is generally not distributable by Debian, which if having to pay for something is part of your definition of »good« is a bit of a show-stopper, but derives from the principles on which the Debian project is founded. You give the impression of having been around the block often enough to know about these, so I'll assume here that you're just being obtuse to be obtuse.
There would be (and I think I said this before, too) no problem whatsoever in putting up a for-pay »app store« for games that will run on Debian. This could integrate smoothly with the Debian packaging system and enable the use of whatever convenient libraries Debian provides already. We just need somebody to want this badly enough. Here this discussion turns full circle.
we'll probably see them in Google Play Store before 2027 (that's when Google Play Store will be as old as Debian is today).
We may see them then if we will actually be able to find them in the store among the millions of apps that are not worth anybody's trouble. There will probably be 10.000 software development tools available, 9.995 of which will be useless and/or unusable junk, and we can just hope that the Google Play store folks get their act together in time so we can tell which ones are which without having to look at them all, one app at a time.
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