Invitation to a cross-distro/OS games packaging list
The Debian and Ubuntu games teams have merged completely and the Fedora team has been working more and more with us to reduce duplicated work. We have been using the Debian games mailing list until now, but we decided that a distro/OS-agnostic list would be better. At the moment, members of Arch, Debian, Fedora, Fink, FreeBSD, Gentoo, NetBSD, Opensolaris, PCBSD, Slackbuilds, SuSE and Yellowdog are on this list as well as Gnome and KDE.
As Games are somewhat special in that they in general need more patches than other packages and that they often have a dead upstream, we plan to discuss some ways there to try and collaborate more.
We have started defining requirements and possible layouts for below-upstream repositories. Test repositories are in the works. You can then pull from there and get a common, patched version. Specific patches would be applied either in your local repositories via your existing processes or, in cases where such an infrastructure does not exist, you could maintain packaging information etc within our repository.
I hope I managed to interest a few of you and hope to see you on email@example.com , soon. For an introduction, read Miry's email  and mine .
 http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/games  http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/games/2008-November/000006.html  http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/games/2008-November/000011.html