question on different Downloads

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question on different Downloads

Post by trpted » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:07 pm

a) While you guys/gals provide only .exe for Windows, .zip for Mac/Apple and provide source code, OpenTTD at https://www.openttd.org/en/download-stable provides the following..

#1 Windows Downloads - exes

#2 Mac/Apple - exes

#3 Source Code

#4 Linux Generic Binaries

#5 A few specific Linux/Unix Distro - exes

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Onto my question: Why do you not provide Linux Generic Binaries too?

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Re: question on different Downloads

Post by tainn » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:37 pm

Probably because it is unnecessary.

System installs (such as a rpm install from the fedora repository) also install all the required dependencies, while matters such as tar.gz do not. In other words, a lot of repositories already include bzflag, and getting generic binaries would make little sense.

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Re: question on different Downloads

Post by blast » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:02 pm

Because we have a Flatpak (which isn't linked on our current site but will be on our new site).
https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.bzflag.BZFlag
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Re: question on different Downloads

Post by trpted » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:32 am

That works?

If so, for what OSs?

If for Unix/Linux, for how many (some, most)?

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Re: question on different Downloads

Post by tainn » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:08 am

Linux, cross-distro.

You will often see Snap and AppImage mentioned alongside Flatpack, all of which have a similar goal in mind but different features.

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