BZFlag now on Flatpak and Snapcraft

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BZFlag now on Flatpak and Snapcraft

Post by allejo » Thu May 30, 2019 6:31 am

If you were on Linux, traditionally you had to compile BZFlag yourself or possibly get an outdated version from your distro's package manager. That's no longer the case. If your system supports Flatpak or Snapcraft, we've got BZFlag for you!
The configuration for the respective packages are available on GitHub, so improvements and bug fixes are welcome as PRs.
Thank you to GitHub users @rrigby and @Thanson16 for helping us get started with supporting both these platforms. These distribution methods are officially supported by the project but we're still new to these systems, so feedback is welcome.

As always, thanks for tanking with BZFlag on Linux!
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Re: BZFlag now on Flatpak and Snapcraft

Post by tainn » Thu May 30, 2019 7:26 am

Ah yes, the holy trinity of Flatpak, Snapcraft, and AppImage.

Thank you for this change; I have personally been using the latest version that Fedora had offered in the official repository, which was a bit outdated. Will likely utilize Flatpak myself from here on!

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Re: BZFlag now on Flatpak and Snapcraft

Post by Zehra » Thu May 30, 2019 2:55 pm

Excellent work. It will make it much easier for people on Linux to have up to date versions of the game.
Hopefully we'll see an increase in players from this.

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