[needs packaging] osmose

Reported by Khashayar Naderehvandi on 2008-10-11
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Khashayar Naderehvandi

Bug Description

Currently, there is no Sega Master System emulator packaged for Ubuntu. Googling around, the only emulator I found that works well is one called osmose. The source code of the project is available under GPL according to the project's web site, http://bcz.emu-france.com/osmose.htm (and it builds with minimal dependencies):

"Osmose is a Sega Master System / Gamegear console emulator. The emulator is
released as open source project, under GPL license and exists for both Linux and windows.

Features:

-SMS emulation: Good compatibility. At this stage, the emulator can run* 96% of commercial
games and public demos, except games that relies on codemaster mapper, which work
but does not have proper video mode emulated.
-Game Gear emulation : Good compatibility. At this stage, the emulator can run 98.0% of
game gear ROMS.
-SN76489 Sound is supported, but still needs work.
-support. for .ZIP .SMS and .GG format.
-Video filters: monochrom, scanline, scale2x, bilinear, nearest neighbour, scale2xscanline (fullscreen option always available).
-Pad(keyboard or joystick mapped), Sport Paddle (mouse mapped) emulation.
-PAL/NTSC Timing.
-Japanese/Export console.
-In game Screenshots, GFX rip, sound shot.
-Accurate auto-frameskip.
-Configurable keyboard configuration.
-Joystick support."

Ian Weisser (ian-weisser) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to request this package and helping to make Ubuntu better.
Confirmed osmose is not in Ubuntu or Debian or Debian Prospective
Confirmed license GPL
Marking 'Confirmed'. Recommend 'Wishlist'

New upstream release (0.8.5b), new package in revu, and new build in my PPA https://launchpad.net/~khashayar/+archive.

Changes in the revu package:
- added dependency on zlib1g-dev
- tweaked the man page a little.

David Wynn (wynn-david) wrote :

Please update the packages. Latest version is now 0.9.1

David Wynn (wynn-david) wrote :

I was reviewing this a bit closer. I see that the majority of the code is GPL-3. However, the code used for accessing .zip files does not have a clearly stated license. Is that officially a deal-breaker for seeing this put into Ubuntu? or is there some way to resolve the license for the .zip code?

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