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Bug 186813 - Review Request: njam - Maze-game where you must eat all the dots and avoid the badguys
Summary: Review Request: njam - Maze-game where you must eat all the dots and avoid th...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Wart
QA Contact: Fedora Package Reviews List
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-03-26 19:42 UTC by Hans de Goede
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2006-03-30 05:15:18 UTC
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Description Hans de Goede 2006-03-26 19:42:02 UTC
Spec Name or Url:
SRPM Name or Url:
Njam is a fast-paced maze-game where you must eat all the dots while avoiding
the badguys. Unless you eat a special dot which gives you the power to eat the
badguys. Featuring: Single and multiplayer mode (local or network), Duel games
and Cooperative games, Great music and sound effects, Customizable level skins,
Many different levels and an Integrated level editor.

Comment 1 Hans de Goede 2006-03-26 20:06:14 UTC
rpmlint gives an error about the sgid games bit on the binary, this however is
intentional, its needed for access to the shared hiscore file.

Also see njam-1.25-drop-setgid.patch. The first thing done in main is opening
the file, the second is dropping the gid games rights, 100% safe.

Comment 2 Wart 2006-03-27 16:58:29 UTC
I'll take a look at this shortly.  The premise of the game sounds strikingly
similar to something that I use to play 20 years ago...

Comment 3 Hans de Goede 2006-03-27 17:46:28 UTC
It is somewhat similar to *that* game yes. I noticed I forgot to add
desktop-file-utils to the BR. I've uploaded a new version over the previous -1
with this fixed.

Comment 4 Wart 2006-03-27 21:21:35 UTC
* rpmlint complains about the setgid binary.  This is acceptable per
  the Games SIG recommendation regarding scoreboard files.
* Package and spec file named appropriately
* License (GPL) ok, license file included
* spec file is legible and in Am. English.
* Source matches upstream
    231fda022d309e1ef4a0d993ca693462  njam-1.25-src.tar.gz
* Compiles and builds on FC5-i386 and in mock on FC4-x86_64, FC4-i386
* BR: ok
* No locales
* No shared libraries
* Not relocatable
* Permissions ok
* %doc does not affect runtime
* Contains code and permissible content
* No -devel package
* .desktop file included
* Directory ownership ok 

* Some of the wording and capitalization in the %description is a little
  awkward.  I suggest the following:
"Njam is a fast-paced maze-game where you must eat all the cookies while
avoiding the badguys. Special cookies give you the power to freeze or eat the
bad guys. The game features single and multiplayer modes, network play,
duelling and cooperative games, great music and sound effects, customizable
level skins, many different levels and an integrated level editor." 

* Man pages for games should go in %{mandir}/man6 according to the FHS:
  This also needs to be mentioned on the Games SIG wiki page (I'll add it

* The summary, %description, and njam.1 file should refer to cookies instead of
  dots.  This is how they are described on the home page.

* For a nicer looking icon, make the background transparent:
    convert -transparent black njamicon.ico %{name}.png

* The "Home" link in the upper-right of the doc-editor.html file points to
  a nonexistant index.html file.

Comment 5 Hans de Goede 2006-03-27 21:29:05 UTC
Cool & Thanks, I'll look into both the MUSTFIX and RECOMMENDED tomorrow as time

In the mean time if you've got time you could take a look at the other classic
inspired game I've just submitted for review, see the games sig page.

Comment 6 Hans de Goede 2006-03-28 08:01:38 UTC
I've fixed all MUSTFIX and RECOMMENDED items. I've used the description you
provided for %description and the man page. New version:
Spec Name or Url:
SRPM Name or Url:

Comment 7 Hans de Goede 2006-03-29 07:21:23 UTC
I don't want to seem impatient, let alone rude, but ...  ping?

Comment 8 Wart 2006-03-29 16:25:26 UTC
Looks good.  Only the man page still says "NJAM(1)" at the top when I run "man
njam".  It should read "NJAM(6)".  To fix, change line 54 in njam.6 to:
.TH "NJAM" "6"

This isn't a blocker, but should be fixed after importing.


Comment 9 Hans de Goede 2006-03-30 05:15:18 UTC
Imported, manpage fixed and build, Thanks!

Comment 10 julian 2006-04-05 19:08:08 UTC
using this package it is impossible to create new levels using the built-in level-editor

well, you can create them, but they aren't saved although there is is no error message

Comment 11 Hans de Goede 2006-04-05 19:57:58 UTC

1) Thanks for reporting this
2) Please use a Real Name as Real Name or atleast an alias, so people have some
way of addressing you in comments
3) Please report this in a seperate bug where it belongs.

Comment 12 Hans de Goede 2006-04-05 19:59:56 UTC
did you try pressing s to save it or a for save as before exiting the editor?

Comment 13 julian 2006-04-05 20:34:34 UTC
>Please report this in a seperate bug where it belongs.

>did you try pressing s to save it or a for save as before exiting the editor?
both methods don't work...well they can't possibly work since the "levels" directory is root-owned?!

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