Monday, September 1, 2008

Playdeb Beta Launches!

The Playdeb Beta launches today!

Originally known as Playbuntu (renamed for trademark reasons), Playdeb is a repository for Ubuntu (and it's derivatives) that will provide all games available on and more in a repository format - allowing you to receive updates for your favourite game via the Update Manager tool.

Head over to the Playdeb website now and give this a test! The website isn't finalized yet, as we're testing a prototype, so expect changes in it soon.


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, please see here.



Anonymous said...

Is the plan to have playdeb be "bleeding edge" but still push these game packages into Debian/Ubuntu?

I'm really not a fan of using non-distribution repositories, so I hope so :-)

Anonymous said...

craig: No, we won't be dealing with the amount of beauracracy involved anymore.

All getdeb and playdeb packages and sources are available here: Debian and Ubuntu packagers are welcome to come and take the sources for .debs and rebuilt them.

Ubuntu packagers have been notified about this.

Or, if you're one of them, feel free to take the sources and add them!