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    My Debian box tracks
    Submitted by Trevelyan on Saturday, July 27, 2002 – 16:44

    41% (1498 votes)
    15% (562 votes)
    7% (266 votes)
    6% (211 votes)
    28% (1039 votes)
    3% (104 votes)

    Total votes: 3680

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    Subject: Waiting for Gnome 2
    Author: mbrubeck
    Date: Monday, 2002/08/19 – 05:58
    I’m tracking unstable and experimental until Gnome 2.x makes it into sarge.
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    Subject: Awful Options!
    Author: phill
    Date: Monday, 2002/08/05 – 14:05
    I’m sorry but this poll is a mess! It should read:

    • Experimental & Other sources
    • Unstable (Sid)
    • Testing with Unstable Pinning
    • Testing (Sarge, 3.1)
    • Stable with Testing Pinning
    • Stable (Woody, 3.0)
    • Previous Stable (Potato, 2.2)
    • Earlier
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    Subject: Great post
    Author: rich4421972
    Date: Friday, 2002/08/16 – 07:36
    Let’s hear it for sarge.
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    Subject: You forgot one …
    Author: jsebrech
    Date: Wednesday, 2002/08/07 – 14:03
    What about:

    Stable, with testing pinning and a few recompiled packages from unstable sprinkled on top?

    I had a system like that for a while, until stable became woody.

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    Subject: What about a new poll. 🙂
    Author: grolschie
    Date: Thursday, 2002/08/08 – 02:32
    What about a new poll. 🙂
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    Subject: Tracking…
    Author: bluesmurf
    Date: Friday, 2002/08/02 – 07:19
    I will be tracking stable (woody) until there are enough goodies for a justified upgrade to sarge. (Or when I get too bored 🙂


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    Subject: My Debian box?
    Author: brother
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/29 – 08:22
    Which one?

    My production servers at work (I got root — my server) is running some potato/woody bastard but is going to be updated to woody for real. My server at home is following testing and my workstation at home is updated to unstable once in a while.

    I really don’t remember what my workstation at work is running. (Too much vacation)

    Can I vote 3 times?

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    Subject: I thought my rejected poll on
    Author: grolschie
    Date: Sunday, 2002/07/28 – 02:57
    I thought my rejected poll on which 3D game Debian users prefer was better. 🙂
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    Subject: poll on which games Debian users prefer
    Author: howama
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/29 – 20:55
    What choices are there for such a poll?

    There seem to me to be very few large games in Debian (but thousands of little puzzle games & tetris clones).

    FreeCraft and FreeCiv could be quite good if only someone would create a good set of tiles, sounds and maps.

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    Subject: Exactly, some dialog on this
    Author: grolschie
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/29 – 22:32
    Exactly, some dialog on this topic is the point. However, there could be one or two other good 3D games in there gone virtually unnoticed. Who can tell?
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    Subject: Unfortunately…
    Author: robot101
    Date: Sunday, 2002/07/28 – 11:56
    It had next to nothing to do with Debian. =)

    Robster is a monkey
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    Subject: Really?
    Author: grolschie
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/29 – 04:40
    Hmmm….. as a MS Windows to Debian convert, 3D games are big on my wishlist. I was kinda interested in finding out what other Debian users play, and perhaps start some kind of dialog on this matter?

    There are a stack of games on the Debian server, but no ranking stats. I thought this poll suggestion was Debian specific and actually interesting? Or is Debian only for developers and etc?

    I guess, if I am the only one interested in this topic, then the poll would be irrelevant. I guess the Robot101 editor package munged my input again.

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    Subject: bzflag
    Author: dac
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/29 – 15:34
    Try out bzflag (apt-get install bzflag in sid). I love this game. Ok, its not that graphically loaded as most m$ windows 3D games, but it surely provided me a bunch of prosperously gaming hours :-). Plus – its free, and it even works under m$ windows, that way you can even gamble with a (yet not) unix’ed mate.
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    Subject: Popular games in Debian….
    Author: brother
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/29 – 08:32
    Take a look at Debian Popularity Contest Games section. Doesn’t that fit you need for information?

    Does nethack/slashem with 3D-tiles count as a 3D game? (who am I kidding. I wolud never use anything but the ascii-UI)

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    Subject: oooooooh

    someone wrote an

    Author: Caoilte
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/07/30 – 19:25

    someone wrote an AI player for gnocatan.

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    Subject: Thanks for that link….how d
    Author: grolschie
    Date: Monday, 2002/07/29 – 09:55
    Thanks for that link….how depressing. lsnipes is the same as ncsnipes (nsnipes) that we used to play in DOS network back in the late 80’s. Are there any that are as polished as Tuxracer and BZFlag…besides 2D cardgames and Civilization clones?

    The beta demo of Realmwars looks pretty interesting, plays good too.

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    Subject: Good games..
    Author: Integral
    Date: Monday, 2002/08/05 – 17:36
    A short list of well-done games would include heroes, lbreakout2, bzflag, freecraft, frozen-bubble, powermanga, chroimium, crack-attack [*], liquidwar, xevil, nethack, billard-gl, (race or trophy — I don’t remember which on eis good), enigma (very frustrating, though), castle-combat [*], pipenightdreams.

    This is a pretty wide range of games. Some have very nice graphics, others don’t but were included because they’re fun to play. Not all of them are equally fun to play for me, especially some of the more “puzzle” oriented games (eg, pipenightdreams?), but..

    Games marked with [*] are multiplayer-only. I didn’t include freeciv since you excluded civilization clones.


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    Subject: Revised title
    Author: robster
    Date: Saturday, 2002/07/27 – 22:27
    I changed the original title of this poll from “Where does your sources.lst point” to ask what your default release. Because in today’s modern age or innovation and choice you can choose a default release and either pin packages from others or manually specify a release for a package to be downloaded from when you run apt-get.

    (APT::Default-release: is not in fact pinning but is a simpler approach)

    Full details on APT “pinning” can be found here.


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    Subject: And…
    Author: robot101
    Date: Saturday, 2002/07/27 – 23:31
    I changed it again because codenames are not valid in the Default-Release field, but are valid different answers in this poll.

    Robster is a monkey
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    Subject: Yeah..
    Author: robster
    Date: Saturday, 2002/07/27 – 23:41
    Your new title is much better. I just follow through to plugging the nice APT features that appeared in 0.5 ish 🙂

    I’ve been caught out on the fact you cant do the pin/default-release/specify using code names quite a few times. Running apt-get install php4/sid is much more appealing than apt-get install php4/unstable unfortunately it isnt so. But i suppose thats one of the occupation hazards of being a monkey.


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    Subject: entertainment
    Author: Trevelyan
    Date: Sunday, 2002/07/28 – 01:08
    I glad my poll idea entertained you both so much =)
    As a point of interest, it seemed to me that dp.org have mainly desktop users, so i was wondering whether their would be any potatoe (and slink but that got removed) votes, and how the user base is divided up between the 3 main distros.
    I glad to see there are plenty of SID users there testing the debs b4 they get to me (sarge) 😉
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