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minetest-5.8.0-1.fc39

FEDORA-2023-877949f206 created by limb 6 months ago for Fedora 39

5.8.0

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sudo dnf upgrade --refresh --advisory=FEDORA-2023-877949f206

This update has been submitted for testing by limb.

6 months ago

This update's test gating status has been changed to 'ignored'.

6 months ago
User Icon adamwill commented & provided feedback 6 months ago
karma

As this is described at https://fosstodon.org/@cecinestpasunefromage.wordpress.com@cecinestpasunefromage.wordpress.com/111530395061293552 , I am concerned as to whether it's permissible under https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/packaging-guidelines/what-can-be-packaged/#_packages_which_are_not_useful_without_external_code . At least from the toot, it sounds like the package is now essentially useless without an externally-provided component ("the Minetest game"), which seems on the face of it to violate "Software which downloads code bundles from the internet in order to be functional or useful is not acceptable for inclusion in Fedora (regardless of whether the downloaded code would be acceptable to be packaged in Fedora as a proper dependency)."

Willing to reverse my karma if my concern is unfounded, but please at least explain this.

User Icon limb commented & provided feedback 6 months ago

So the minetest game is still included in the server package, and the client can be used either with the server package or a remote server, even without downloading the minetest game on the client. We'd still ship the minetest game as in the past but the client won't load it from that location anymore, only the user's homedir.

This update has been pushed to testing.

6 months ago

Bodhi is disabling automatic push to stable due to negative karma. The maintainer may push manually if they determine that the issue is not severe.

6 months ago

This update can be pushed to stable now if the maintainer wishes

6 months ago

This update has been submitted for stable by limb.

6 months ago

This update has been pushed to stable.

6 months ago
User Icon rubenwardy commented & provided feedback 6 months ago
karma

I am concerned as to whether it's permissible under https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/packaging-guidelines/what-can-be-packaged/#_packages_which_are_not_useful_without_external_code . At least from the toot, it sounds like the package is now essentially useless without an externally-provided component ("the Minetest game"), which seems on the face of it to violate "Software which downloads code bundles from the internet in order to be functional or useful is not acceptable for inclusion in Fedora (regardless of whether the downloaded code would be acceptable to be packaged in Fedora as a proper dependency)."

Hi, Minetest developer here. Without Minetest Game, the user can still connect to online servers and play Minetest that way. All the code runs server-side, so no code needs to be downloaded to play on an online server.

As for singleplayer games, Minetest is game platform like an open source Steam. Would the client for an open source game platform like Itch.io be allowed on Fedora, even if it doesn't come with games by default?

If it turns out that removing Minetest Game would cause issues with Fedora policies, then just keep it. It's better to have Minetest with Minetest Game than not have it at all

BZ#2253042 Minetest version 5.8.0 is released
BZ#2253077 minetest-5.8.0 is available

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Type
bugfix
Severity
low
Karma
0
Signed
Content Type
RPM
Test Gating
Settings
Unstable by Karma
-3
Stable by Karma
disabled
Stable by Time
disabled
Dates
submitted
6 months ago
in testing
6 months ago
in stable
6 months ago
BZ#2253042 Minetest version 5.8.0 is released
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BZ#2253077 minetest-5.8.0 is available
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