Saturday, August 9, 2008

Update: Playbuntu is now Playdeb, beta starting Sept. 1st

Update: Playbuntu is now Playdeb, beta starting Sept. 1st
getdeb.net, a leading provider of new and updated programs for Ubuntu is announcing the start of a gaming repository for Ubuntu. The repository (codenamed "Playbuntu") will provide all games available on getdeb.net in an easy to use repository format - enabling you to receive updates for your favourite game via the Update Manager tool. Additonally, if a game has several packages, installing them is quite easy as it'll be automatically handled.

While work on the repository is still just beginning, you can obtain new and updated games from getdeb.net here.

We do, however, need your help in making this a reality. If you're able to provide a mirror, or would like to help us package - contact us. Otherwise, please consider making a donation - the money will be spent in purchasing mirrors, so we have enough bandwidth and acceptable speeds for this.

Look forward to the launch of Playbuntu soon!

About getdeb.net

GetDeb extends the existing software options for Ubuntu (and derived) Linux distributions by providing major updates and software not yet available on the official Ubuntu repositories. For more information about getdeb.net, please see here.

www.getdeb.net

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18 comments:

Vadim Peretokin said...

Awesome!

Digg it up: http://digg.com/linux_unix/getdeb_net_announces_Playbuntu

Andrew said...

Whee!!

maccam94 said...

Why not just make a repository for all of Getdeb.net?

Keith said...
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Keith said...

@ maccam94

you can already do that

http://www.ubuntu-unleashed.com/2007/08/access-and-syncronize-getdebnet.html

Vadim Peretokin said...

@maccam94: because that would be counter-productive to ubuntu. You might as well enable "hardy-updates" in system - administration - software sources.

Also, a repository for *everything* on getdeb.net would be huge - and the resources are simply lacking. Unless lots of people donate mirrors / money for them.

doswheeler said...

Wow dude, just what I have been waiting for. Excellent!

JT
www.Ultimate-Anonymity.com

shadow said...

Thanks for the update.

schotty said...

@vadim:

Have you tried talking to Canonical about a server donation? Perhaps they would be interested in this.

Other candidates would be Codeweavers and Transgaming. They are in that arena and it would garnish them more business I am sure.

Worth a shot nonetheless. Whats a few emails these days :D

Vadim Peretokin said...

I'll try just that, thanks for the idea!

maccam94 said...

@Keith

That repository has been down for quite a while.

@vadim
Well the packages are already all available for download, a repository is just organzing them differently. Also, it would be useful for keeping things that aren't in the Ubuntu repo's up to date.

Dread Knight said...

Use the PPA feature from www.launchpad.net


(personal package archive).

No need for mirrors or too many donations....

Vadim Peretokin said...

Thanks, but we can't due to licensing restrictions, and PPA's are limited in size.

Josh Smith said...

very cool, thanks!

Miladinoski said...

Wow guys, you rule! This would be great for every avid gamer and (I hope) it will increase the popularity of ubuntu

Just continue with the great job!

sorcererofsilver said...

Any chance of a TA Spring package being included?

Vadim Peretokin said...

@sorcererofsilver: We probably can include some of the maps Yokozar packaged in his PPA, but not all... we are restricted by size here.

Norbert said...

Yeah, does this include the Spring Games?
http://springrts.com/