Bug 84407 - gnometris not shipped with gnome-games
Summary: gnometris not shipped with gnome-games
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-games
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: Jay Turner
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-16 00:08 UTC by Alex Yacoub
Modified: 2015-01-08 00:03 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-02-16 01:02:16 UTC

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Description Alex Yacoub 2003-02-16 00:08:48 UTC
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Description of problem:
The game gnometris is not installed with gnome-games.  It is a standard part of
the upstream gnome-games package, and even some of the config files for
gnometris are included in the package on Red Hat.

These files are:

I think a tetris clone is an integral part of an Linux installation, and it is a
key point my efforts to convert people to Linux.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-02-16 01:02:16 UTC
All Tetris clones are illegal, unfortunately.
Nothing we can do about it.

Comment 2 Sigge Kotliar 2005-12-03 23:30:26 UTC
The Wikipedia entry on Tetris,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetris#History_and_legal_issues states that "TTC no
longer seems to pursue "clones" of the game".

More so - RedHat (nowadays Fedora) ships no less than two tetris games for KDE:
ksirtris and ksmiletris, and if this was an issue the RedHat lawyers would have
heard about this by now.

So I say: enable Gnometris again for FC5. Would be a great addition!

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