[needs-packaging] Glaxium -- a free OpenGL shoot'em up

Bug #1052080 reported by zapman on 2012-09-17
This bug affects 3 people
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Bug Description

This is a little space shooter game that is really fun to play. It exists on Windows and GNU/Linux, but unfortunately there is no easy way to install it on Ubuntu (./configure && make fails, as does alien from a Fedora rpm). Although it is no longer maintained by its developer, it is mature and doesn't really need new releases -- which should make maintenance easier.

URL: http://xhosxe.free.fr/glaxium/
License: GNU GPLv2 or later.
Notes: Fedora includes it its games spin, this could be useful if there are parts in the source tarball which need to be updated.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

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This bug is tagged needs-packaging which identifies it as a request for a new package in Ubuntu. As a part of the managing needs-packaging bug reports specification, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Specs/NeedsPackagingBugs, all needs-packaging bug reports have Wishlist importance. Subsequently, I'm setting this bug's status to Wishlist.

Changed in ubuntu:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Confirmed
Mathieu Comandon (strycore) wrote :

The source code does not build without fixing C++ error messages, once fixed, the game segfaults on startup. This game would need major development to update the source code to today's standards, until then there is very little chances of seeing it packaged.

Mathieu Comandon (strycore) wrote :

An updated version is available here http://morg4n.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/glaxium-per-debian-lenny-a-64-bit/ and is already packaged but doesn't come with source code and still crashes.

zapman (zapman) wrote :

Sorry for the newbie question but have you tried with the patches from Fedora which are available at <https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packages/glaxium/sources/> ?

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