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Ubuntu/Debian Packages Missing

Is it just me, or are the debian packages missing right now? I get a german 404 error. PeEll 07:55, 5 April 2009 (CEST)

Open wiki for software distribution ?

Security Note: This is all it takes to edit something like this? You guys shouldn't have a completely open wiki for software distribution... - Me

If I understand correctly, the wiki is open while the transfer from the old wiki takes place. When finished, new registrations should probably be closed from the public. However, when you think about it, if someone makes an edit that links to say a virus, all someone has to do is delete that edit. Unfortunatly, Globulation 2 isn't big enough for that to happen instantly :( It would take about a day for someone to realise. - k776
The idea of an open wiki is very good and people can contribute very easily if they want to. Some of us are watching for modifications in order to keep the wiki clean from vandalism. If we will have problems in the future, we may change the "open" status. But until now, we had no problems. - Ion bidon 16:01, 9 February 2006 (PST)

I think we should not expand too much the instructions about each distributions. Instead, I think we should cleanly list what we provide and list distributios that alos provide glob2, by saying perhaps versions are outdated. For distribution-specific installation, we can link distribution's documentations. - Steph

I suggest we have 2 separate pages : A Download page and a Install_Glob2 page for example, the Download_and_Install page contains too much infos. - Ion bidon 16:28, 19 December 2005 (PST)

Well, I was thinking that we should just provide quick install help in the download section, but if you think that it's better to have a separate install guide, let's make a good one and put it in the left menu. - Nct 07:26, 20 December 2005 (PST)
I agree to provide a quick install help in the download section, but a separate install guide is very good. I will see what I can do about it. - Ion bidon 07:44, 20 December 2005 (PST)

No Mac OS X download?

There is no link to the DMG mentioned in the Mac OS X installer instructions. Also, FYI, software installation SOP on Mac OS X is typically "drag the application (a folder in disguise) from the disk image to your Applications directory (or really, anywhere you want.)" Though perhaps the installer installs other things in other places… --DonnyViszneki 03:06, 11 July 2006 (PDT)

--Pmol-- Check out :)

This doesn't fix the problem of the wiki referring to a downloadable DMG disk image. You CAN install Globulation 2 via DarwinPorts, however the install isn't nice for average users who just want to click and install. Either the instructions in the wiki need to change to reflect this, or a DMG should be made available.

Problems with what the wiki says:

Mount the disk image file, and start the installer from it.

There's no link to the DMG. Users cannot get the DMG. Users cannot 'start the installer'.

Globulation gets installed in /Applications/Globulation2.

Using DarwinPorts, the game is installed in /opt/local/bin/... etc.

To run the game, open /Applications/Globulation2/Globulation2.

IF DarwinPorts is set up properly (path is correct), the user starts Globulation 2 by typing glob2 at the terminal prompt.

Unless a Mac OS X user is determined enough, they probably are not going to try out Globulation 2.

--Juicymixx 06:42, 10 November 2006 (PST)

Reduce redundancy

As all packages are linked at least twice we risk to have different versions through the link in "latest release" and in "install under xyz". I suggest to link to the binaries only once (latest release) and link to "latest release" from everywhere else.

to even further reduce redundancy (p.e. through translations) we should only link to some folder with a hirarchy of version/platform/files. this way even if the link talks about version .16 the end user will still download the latest.

unofficial cvs-windows-binary

i removed the broken link by commenting it out.