Comment 0 for bug 877073

License: LGPL (core snes9x license pasted at bottom)
PPA that has hosted the project for a long time now:


Debian's bug #617588 requested removal of snes9x-gtk. As of Oneiric it is now gone after a long tenure.

Reasons from Debian:

"Please remove snes9x:
- Orphaned since 1.5 years
- Dead upstream
- Low popcon
- Non-free, free alternative exists (zsnes)[see snes9x license below]"

This project is very much not dead and has, in fact, had a release a few months ago. The project is well-maintained and integrates nicely in Ubuntu.

Since Debian seems unwilling to host this project it would be best for Ubuntu to house it.


snes9x license:

  Permission to use, copy, modify and/or distribute Snes9x in both binary
  and source form, for non-commercial purposes, is hereby granted without
  fee, providing that this license information and copyright notice appear
  with all copies and any derived work.

  This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied
  warranty. In no event shall the authors be held liable for any damages
  arising from the use of this software or it's derivatives.

  Snes9x is freeware for PERSONAL USE only. Commercial users should
  seek permission of the copyright holders first. Commercial use includes,
  but is not limited to, charging money for Snes9x or software derived from
  Snes9x, including Snes9x or derivatives in commercial game bundles, and/or
  using Snes9x as a promotion for your commercial product.

  The copyright holders request that bug fixes and improvements to the code
  should be forwarded to them so everyone can benefit from the modifications
  in future versions.

  Super NES and Super Nintendo Entertainment System are trademarks of
  Nintendo Co., Limited and its subsidiary companies.