So what's the status then. Is it NOT packaged? Did kukibl give up? Hope I didn't discourage him! I did a quick and dirty package for proof of concept. It runs in 3d but crashes with ATI cards from a bug in gtkglext.
I've built package with 3d support. Also, I've created package for gtkglext but using makepkg, because there was some error reports with checkinstall. Works fine for me though. It is not problem for me to upload it on some of free file hosting sites, like RapidShare? Is that ok?
Actually, there is just one problem (I noticed it this morning when I added .desktop file and icons) and I hope that more experienced packagers could help me. I've created .desktop file by editing chromium.desktop. There is icon for GNU Backgammon in XFCE's menu, but when I click on it GNU Backgammon opens and closes after 1 second. If I run it from terminal, it works just fine (and yeah - it looks awesome with 3d
). For now, I've solved problem by adding "Terminal=True" line to GNU Bg's desktop file. So now, when I click on it, it opens terminal and Backgammon.
Btw I did not give up, of course. It is not that easy to discourage me, exeterdad.
I am not experienced packager, but I am very very interested in the topic and I will try hard to improve my packaging knowledge in the future. As I wrote, hope one day I will be member of VL's packaging team.