Thursday, August 21, 2008

Playbuntu is now Playdeb; beta starts Sept. 1st

Update: Playdeb beta is out now.

I've got some good news and bad news today.

The bad news is that Playbuntu is now Playdeb, since Canonical enforced their trademark policy and didn't wish to give us permission nor support. So, apologies for the confusion, but please refer to Playbuntu as Playdeb from now on.

The good news is that a beta for the Playdeb repository will be starting on September 1st! Everyone will be welcome to participate in the beta, so you don't have to wait long until Playdeb is available.

Please keep in mind that Playdeb is not another version of Ubuntu, but an "add-on" (a repository of software that you add) to your existing Ubuntu installation.

Additionally, we are still looking for mirrors - the basic requirements are 20gb space, rsync client, and a web server. If you're interested in helping us out, please contact me at ( Thank you!


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Dread Knight said...

Hello! I think this is a very nice initiative (especially since i'm an open source game developer).

Why not use the PPA (personal package archives) feature from

Best wishes,

Vadim Peretokin said...

PPA's are limited in size and have some legal constraints also that would prevent some games from being in them.

But that option was definitely considered, don't worry :)

CanihoJR said...

Hola, buenas tardes, según he leído por algunos blogs buscabais algún tipo de colaboración para los repositorios...

Dispongo de un pequeño servidor dedicado en el que me sobra algo de espacio, si necesitáis algún tipo de mirror me gustaría poder colaborar de algún modo :)

Si quereis, ponerse en contacto conmigo, UN SALUDO!

Vadim Peretokin said...

@CanihoJR: sure. check out this:

everett said...

This is fantastic! So how do I add the repository? =P

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