On Sat, 2009-07-25 at 17:45 +0200, Andrea Musuruane wrote:
I'm going to submit FBZX, a Spectrum emulator, for review in Fedora.
Fedora allows the packaging of Spectrum emulators but it doesn't allow
Spectrum ROMs, even though they are distributable. Therefore I'll have
to remove the ROMs from the tarball as it is currently done by
Since there is just one Spectrum emulator in Fedora, the required ROMs
are currently shipped in RPM Fusion by the package fuse-emulator-roms.
My idea is to make a package called spectrum-roms and submit it for
inclusion in RPM Fusion. All packaged Spectrum emulators will have to
be patched to find the required ROMs under /usr/share/spectrum-roms/
and should have a README.Fedora file that should forward the user to
RPM Fusion to install spectrum-roms. Probably it will also be a good
idea to document this on RPM Fusion wiki.
I don't think you can mention RPMFusion in a README.Fedora, that is
probably against policy. You can put a general note that one must get
the ROMs from someplace and place them in /usr/share/spectrum-roms/
An another question is which package should own the aforementioned
directory; it might be best to make all Spectrum emulators own it.
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