Package Details: mindustry-bin 1:6.0_123.1-1

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Package Base: mindustry-bin
Description: A sandbox tower defense game written in Java
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Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: mindustry
Provides: mindustry
Submitter: dmitmel
Maintainer: dmitmel
Last Packager: dmitmel
Votes: 13
Popularity: 0.38
First Submitted: 2019-10-08 13:45
Last Updated: 2021-01-21 16:21

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dmitmel commented on 2019-10-08 17:17

eschwartz: Yeah, I'm probably going to do that way. Also: if I make a split package with pkgbase=mindustry and which contains two packages mindustry and mindustry-server, should I ask for deletion of mindustry-server?

eschwartz commented on 2019-10-08 17:14

That would be my recommendation. :) Change this one to build from source, and add a pinned comment telling people where to find a precompiled binary package if they prefer.

dmitmel commented on 2019-10-08 17:11

eschwartz: So should I make a pinned comment about the split of this package into mindustry and mindustry-bin?

eschwartz commented on 2019-10-08 17:09

No, you're wrong. People who have installed this package already are expecting to install "the software", and are ambivalent about how it is created. People who go to download a package ending in -bin are explicitly saying "I consider using precompiled assets to be important".

Also there is already a notification system, it is called "the comments section". :)

dmitmel commented on 2019-10-08 16:54

eschwartz: because most people who have already installed this package are expecting a pre-compiled binary, I can't think of a way to add compilation here and notify users about migration to mindustry-bin.

eschwartz commented on 2019-10-08 15:23

Why not just update it to run ./gradlew desktop:dist on the downloaded source code?

dmitmel commented on 2019-10-08 13:21

vasya, thanks for your suggestion. I may be missremembering, but I read somewhere on ArchWiki that Java applications are the only exception to the -bin suffix rule. Although I couldn't find anything like that now, so yeah, I'm going to rename this package. Thanks!

vasya commented on 2019-10-08 07:08

Hi Dmitro! Thanks for publishing the game. Can you change the package name to "mindustry-bin" please? The general AUR guidelines say to use the name of "-bin" if the AUR package uses already built binaries, or use a name without "-bin" if sources are downloaded and then built.