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Re: Proposed obsolete cripple-ware to cut from pkgsrc (was Re: Demos? Really? These have to go.)
On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 08:20:11PM +0200, John Marino wrote:
> The following are packages with the word "demo" in them that refer
> to obsolete trial software:
> Loki games demos
> Loki went out of business in 2001.
> The MASTER_SITES are invalid, the FTP sites listed on Loki website
> are down. If one looks really hard at the resellers list, they'll
> find some that are still open. I found one that still sells the
> It's safe to call them "unsupported"
> * games/eus-demo : Eric's Ultimate Solitaire
> * games/civctp-demo : Civilization: Call to Power
> * games/heretic2-demo : Heretic2
> * games/quake3arena-demo : Quake III Arena
> Special Mention:
> * games/majesty-demo
It is often the case that the "demo" version of the game has all the
code, just not the levels/data/maps/whatnot, so from a packaging
standpoint the difference between the "demo" and the full version is
minimal. In that case a package for the demo will let people who own
the full version run the full version.
Do you know if tihs is the case for these games?
I realize you think that any package where you can't walk in off the
street, download it, and install it is useless, but not everyone
agrees with you.
> Softmaker Office Demo
> * misc/softmaker-office-demo
> * licenses/softmaker-office-demo-license
> This is a demo of 6-year software that is no longer for sale.
> Softmaker is selling the 2012 version now.
> It only works for 30 days.
If the software still exists, then the package just needs updating.
If nobody wants to update it, then it should be removed, but that's a
different proposition from it being a "demo".
David A. Holland
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