[quake3] semi automatic installer builds

Rob Willmore rwillmore at gmail.com
Fri Mar 28 12:06:28 EDT 2008

Very nice, and very handy. Many thanks.

On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 10:10 AM, Ludwig Nussel <ludwig.nussel at suse.de>

> Hi,
> Since the ioquake3 web site always offers rotten builds and users
> keep asking ...
> The openSUSE build service also builds loki-setup based installers
> for Linux and an NSIS based one for Windows since some time. They
> are produced as some kind of by-product of the regular rpm build so
> there is little manual intervention required unless someone breaks
> the scripts in SVN. All I need to do is to upload a new tarball
> snapshot of ioquake3, fix the version number in the .spec file, wait
> for everything to successfully build, download the rpms and extract
> the installers with a script. The scripts can be found in
> home:lnussel:win32/ioquake3 in the build service for those
> interested. I've uploaded the installers to
> ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/people/lnussel/ioquake3 for now and intend to
> update them every now and then.
> The Windows installer probably needs some love to make it look
> better, volunteers?
> Things I know zakk doesn't like:
> - the installers are engine only so you need to install baseq3
>  manually. The data files never change anyways so IMO a separate
>  installer that installs them as sub component of ioquake3 is the
>  solution here (same for "standalone" mods).
> - there are separate installers for i386 and x86_64. The build
>  service cannot combine packages from different architectures.
> - there are no ppc packages as the build service still does not
>  offer ppc support (it has been promised for ages that support will
>  be added). Well, I wonder how many non-geeks (ie those who want
>  installers) use ppc Linux anyways.
> So, that's it from my side. Any feedback whether this service is
> useful and is worth continuing or whether I should better
> concentrate on things I'm actually paid for is welcome ;-)
> cu
> Ludwig
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