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Re: [Enigma-devel] Re: Newly ordered levels

From: Erich Schubert
Subject: Re: [Enigma-devel] Re: Newly ordered levels
Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2006 13:45:19 +0100

Hello Ronald,
> The challenging task is to handle the differences in the installation 
> mechanisms of the operating systems.

Leave Debian GNU/Linux, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, Debian GNU/hurd and Ubuntu
to me. ;-)
For this I'd prefer having separate tarballs.
E.g. the engine is arch specific, whereas the level packs are the same
for all CPUs and even Operating systems.

> The approach of level update packages would still require the 
> distribution of all level sources including thumbnails in case a single 
> level being modified. Furthermore the update packages would be 

Only for level packs updated, thats why I'd suggest to separate them
into different source tarballs. Then they can be updated independently,
hoping that especially the "first" level packs are fairly stable.

> OS-dependent. If you request a single installer for windows you would 
> still end up with the problems of the first approach in case of a level 
> update package.

Yes, I'll happily take care of Debian and Ubuntu.
Note that Enigma is already split in two for these - enigma and
engima-common (which contains the platform independant stuff)

Further splits could include e.g. different sound or graphics themes,

> An installation to the users HOME Enigma directory would be preferable.

Definitely, and the online updater comes in handy for these, too.
Do levels already include version numbers to detect updates? Or maybe
use some form of timestamping?

best regards,
Erich Schubert
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