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Can you add SFML to some other popular Linux distros???
« on: August 19, 2009, 01:16:58 pm »
Can you add SFML to some other popular Linux distros???

Hi,

I love SFML.
My only complaint is that it is not widely available on Linux distros.
Its in the Package Manager of the most popular Linux distro ubuntu 9.04+.
Can you add SFML to some of the other popular Linux distros like:
(2) openSUSE (Checked-Not in there.)
(3) Linux Mint (Checked-It in there already.)
(4) Fedora (Not Checked.)
(5) Debian (Not Checked.)

You can see a compiled list of the most popular Linux distros here:
http://www.brighthub.com/computing/linux/articles/21108.aspx

Thanks...

PS - Here is my 1st SFML cross-platform game project:
LastDefense 100%
http://www.silentheroproductions.com/LastDefense100PercenT.htm
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Can you add SFML to some other popular Linux distros???
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2009, 04:46:25 pm »
Hi

I'm not responsible for adding SFML to the Linux repositories. For example, Debian packages are maintained by the Debian Game team.
Laurent Gomila - SFML developer

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Can you add SFML to some other popular Linux distros???
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2009, 07:55:54 pm »
Debian + Ubuntu packages are in place. You can ping me about them. (I hope I can get 1.5 into Ubuntu 9.10 but there's some delays so I'm not sure).

For the other distros, you'll just need to convince someone to do the work ;) The easiest way is providing a really nice fee game the distros want to ship as library packaging in general is rather demanding and more ikely to be done if there are other packages depending on them.

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and as laurent said, this is in nearly all cases not the task for the upstream project. SFML is (I guess) a quite demanding thing for a single developer even without having to care for X distributions ;)