Christoph's last Weblog entries

Entries from June 2011.

29th June 2011

debconf banner I'm coming as well! Really looking forward to meet the people from Debconf9 again. Also people from the Games Team and the buildd and kfreebsd folks. And ideally there will be some more people interested in (Common) Lisp as well, we'll see

Tags: debian, foss, kfreebsd, linux.
Unknown Horizons
27th June 2011

What is Unknown Horizons?

Unknown Horizons is a Free Strategy game I have written about from time to time about and do from time to time contribute. I also build Packages for Debianoids. Unknown Horizons is not a new thing, it has been there for some years now. It currently gets boosted by 3 very active GSoC Students and evolving steadily.

Preparing for 2011.2

Unknown Horizons is Preparing for another Release, 2011.2. As part of the effort I have updated the official Unknown Horizons Debian and Ubuntu weekly archives with new rc builds to get some more testing before the release happens. Please test!

Why isn't it in Debian main yet?

Unknown Horizons hasn't been uploaded to Debian yet. This is mostly due to 2 factors: The game engine Unknown Horizons build upon, FIFE isn't in Debian, evolving fast and not providing much of a stable interface and therefor Unknown Horizons has traditionally had a strict dependency to some VCS state of approximately the same age. Not good for a Debian package obviously. And second, Unknown Horizons got rid of some content that was not free (as in "main") just recently.

Personally I'm hoping we can have some packages soon as the freeness stuff is sorted out now and I haven't seen any troubling breakages with regard to the engine recently.

Tags: fife, foss, linux, unknown-horizons.
Feeling young
15th June 2011

Looking around old files I have put online ages ago I stumbled upon a Unknown Horizons Code Swarm Video I have created back in September 2009. Feeling more than a bit sad this piece of software died soon after being released. Searching the web for "Code Swarm" still finds lots of old Videos created back then.

Tags: foss, hier, kurios, unknown-horizons, web.
Marking all closed bug reports "read" in a Maildir
12th June 2011
Tags: debian, foss, howto.

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