Bug 957251 - Review Request: minivmac - a miniature early Macintosh emulator
Review Request: minivmac - a miniature early Macintosh emulator
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review (Show other bugs)
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Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: FE-Legal
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Reported: 2013-04-26 14:32 EDT by Przemysław Buczkowski
Modified: 2015-08-21 05:50 EDT (History)
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Description Przemysław Buczkowski 2013-04-26 14:32:44 EDT
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Mini vMac is a miniature 68k architecture emulator.
Packaged version emulates Macintosh Plus.

Project website: http://minivmac.sourceforge.net
Fedora Account System Username: przemub

Hello. This is my first package sent to Fedora, then I need a benevolent soul that will indicate me my faults :). I've sent SRPM to koji: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=5305422.
Comment 1 Adam Williamson 2013-05-02 18:03:32 EDT
"# Mini vMac source tarball is generated for each supported architecture
# by enviromnent that runs inside the emulator.
# More info: http://minivmac.sourceforge.net/doc/build.html"

I'm not sure that's compliant with the Fedora guidelines. It certainly seems like a chicken/egg problem. You need the source tarball to build the emulator to output the source tarball to build the emulator to...:)

Is there some reason upstream can't just provide a directly buildable source tarball? It seems a weird way to do things.
Comment 2 Adam Williamson 2013-05-02 18:07:20 EDT
The issue with requiring a proprietary firmware to do anything useful may possibly be problematic too. I'm gonna set "Blocks: FE-Legal" to let the legal eagles have a look at this.
Comment 3 Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski 2013-12-03 07:15:21 EST
Per http://minivmac.sourceforge.net/doc/about.html, this requires the original ROM image to run, so it's not acceptable in Fedora. Please move the review request to RPMFusion and close this one.
Comment 4 Miroslav Suchý 2015-08-21 05:50:42 EDT
Closing per #3.

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