OpenMW now in Official [community] repos for ArchLinux

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OpenMW now in Official [community] repos for ArchLinux

Post by bwrsandman » 15 Jan 2014, 13:23

Sven-Hendrik Haase wrote: Alright sounds good, I'll take it.
Sven-Hendrik is an Arch developer responsible for maintaining Ogre3D, MyGui, Bullet and a whole lot of other FOSS games. I asked him if he was interested in maintaining OpenMW as a binary package in ArchLinux' [community] repository.

He agreed. What this means is, the openmw will be available without 3rd party AUR tools such as yaourt which compiles it. Any user can now install the packaged binary using # pacman -S openmw
openmw-git is still available in the AUR for the latest upstream changes.

What this also means is that I will no longer be maintaining openmw. :cry:
This has been a very important responsibility for me. Maintaining openmw was my first real dive into Open Source and has had a huge impact on my life as I now work as an Open Source developer and consultant.

For now, users rejoice! It will no longer take you half an hour to compile openmw just to see the new features of 0.28.0.

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Post by psi29a » 15 Jan 2014, 13:56

Congratulations! :)

Nice to see OpenMW moving up in the world.

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Post by WeirdSexy » 16 Jan 2014, 13:14

Awesome news! Thank you for work in maintaining OpenMW on the AUR!

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Re: OpenMW now in Official [community] repos for ArchLinux

Post by pvdk » 16 Jan 2014, 20:19

Congratulations Sandy!

I'm glad I asked you to become our Arch Linux package maintainer. You've done a splendid job!

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