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Glest 3.0.0 - Come back stronger than ever

Thursday 7 February 2008 at 23:02

Hello everybody,

The 3.0.0 version of the famous free RTS in which partisans of the magic are confronting partisans of technology, was just released.

Among highlights, the so awaited LAN/Internet multi-player mode.

Keyboard shortcuts will allow you to control your troops more easily, little changes for improvements of the "Techs" had been set up, and finally some unities' names had been changed.

A real awake for the game, which stayed more than a year without update or news about a possible release.

It's more than a pleasant surprise for Linux

Official web site
How to install for Ubuntu [fr] (Sorry, I didn't found an English one)

By Zoloom

No new theme for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Hardy Heron

Thursday 7 February 2008 at 22:19

Hello everybody,

It's a huge disappointment: Ubunteros will have to wait for the next release (8.10 even not yet announced) to try the new default theme which was still provided for few days ago.


Despite, you can download and use themes similar to the announced mockup.
They are available here:

Wiki Artwork Ubuntu

Have a good Linux all.

By Zoloom

A Bug

Tuesday 5 February 2008 at 17:34

You may have noticed a bug recently when installing a game or application: the window would disappear while the script was downloaded, and consequently the script would not run.

The bug is now fixed and you should be able to install your games normally.

Sorry for this disturbance and have agood game .

By goku

The Spanish web site is open !

Saturday 2 February 2008 at 20:36

Good evening,

Today, we just crossed a new important step for PlayOnLinux's internationalization: the open up of the Hispanic part of the web site!

After their favorite software (I talk about PlayOnLinux of course ), it is now our web site that Spanish-speaking persons will can use in their native language. So welcome to them.

By the way, we want to thank icaro581 for helping us (very quicly) in realization of this aim.

Staff searched

In order to propose the best possible experience to our Spanish-speaking users, we are looking for motivated volunteers for positions of newser and of moderator.
Here is their work:
- Newser: Should write news about free software and games' current events. Should obviously write perfect Spanish and be ready to propose news at least once a week.

- Moderator: Should keep an eye on what is said and answer or follow up talked about issues. Won't be left alone, there's a team and administrators working together. Should obviously write perfect Spanish and be ready to make the "don't write what your mother wouldn't like to read" rule respected almost everyday. This is a mighty position with the tools provided so previous experience(s) or "active and positive" participation in the POL's forum would be preferred.

Finally, I remind you that we are currently searching persons for the position of moderator but for the English web site.

Feel free to contact us if you're interested in or simply if you want more information.
Spanish staff: Tinou (via private message or via e-mail : tinou<AT>
English staff: Ghostofkendo (via private message or via e-mail : lenaindelamoria<AT>

PlayOnLinux is in Packman

Saturday 2 February 2008 at 18:35


You were thinking only Ubuntu and other Debian-like distros were important to our eyes? It is false now!
Indeed, thanks to Anubis, PlayOnLinux is present (since some days yet) in the Packman repository for the openSUSE distribution.

You can verify it HERE.
You will find there latest versions of PlayOnLinux and PlayOnLinux-DosBox-Support packages for openSUSE 10.3, 10.2 and also SuSE 10.1 and 10.0.

To add Packman to your repository list, you can:
- Either run YaST -> Software -> Community Repositories, tick the case in front of "Packman Repository", click on "Finish" and ... that's its
- Or open a terminal, obtain the super user's rights and type the following command zypper sa <URL> <alias> adapting the URL depending on the nearest mirror from your country (the mirror's list is HERE) and the alias depending on the display name you want for Packman.

Example : $ su
(type your root password)
# zypper sa Packman

To install PlayOnLinux, you can also use the "OneClickInstall" technology (only if you use openSUSE 10.3 or later). This technology is in charge of activating the required repository and choosing package(s) to be installed for you. To do it, just click on the following button:

(Your root password will be necessary)

PlayOnLinux 2.0.9 is out

Saturday 2 February 2008 at 15:40

Hello all,

Yesterday, in the late night, PlayOnLinux's 2.0.9 version was released.

A more variate program for this release's highlights this time:

* creer_prefixe now runs automatically fonts_to_prefixe
* Some messages previously in French by default are now in English
* Improved Microsoft fonts' support


Packages used to be available in your apt update manager if you correctly added POL's repository (cf. precious release news)

Good game all.

By Zoloom

Tens of games in only one script

Saturday 2 February 2008 at 11:12

Good evening all,

This evening I offer you great present because this is more than several tens of games which are now available with this script.

Indeed, I propose you to stroll on the impressive list of Reflexive Arcade games.

Some points to clarify:
-There is A LOT of games to test, I will need your help
-You just need to run the script once again to install an other game WITHOUT erasing those already presents.

For more details, check the forum HERE.

By GNU_Raziel

A repository for PlayOnLinux! With 2.0.8 version release in addition

Thursday 31 January 2008 at 21:46


A great news today in the PlayOnLinux's world (No, it's not too much )
I owe this news to tyn0r who kindly propose us to lend us a space on his server to host an ubuntu repository!

A repository?

Yes! A repository! It will allow you to automatically update your computer after a new PlayOnLinux version's release.

Here is the adress:

Tyn0r even adapted it to the PlayOnLinux's design. Cool, isn't it?

This repository will have an other useful feature: it will update itself automatically after the release of a PlayOnLinux's version. Which means: when I will add a new version in the download page, it will be in the repository 10 minutes later, thanks to an automated script.

To add this repository, you can use the following commands:
sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
sudo apt-get update

Or simply add the following line in /etc/apt/sources.list
deb gutsy main

Available packages are playonlinux and playonlinux-dosbox-support
A huge thank to you tyn0r for this great gift you made us.

PlayOnLinux 2.0.8

Available in the new repository, we won't forget it! Here are the changes brought.
- Fixed a lamentable orthography mistake (isn't it GNU_Raziel?) in the name of a function.
- Added Spanish language (Thank to the translator, I've got his e-mail adress but I don't know his nickname on PlayOnLinux)

Sorry I didn't have time to add proxy http support. It's a pity

I wish you a good evening.

By Tinou

Nokia acquires Trolltech

Monday 28 January 2008 at 22:25

This is with a common agreement that societies Nokia and Trolltech validated today the buyout of the second one by the first's. The world leader of mobile phones sells bought the multi-platform development frameworks specialized company, creator of Qt, in order to accelerate the development of his cross-platform software deployment strategy.

Okay but this buyout will not it threaten KDE (Qt based)?

Happyly, it doesn't seem to be the case because we can read in the official announce on the TRolltech's web site that Nokia embraces this open source technology culture founded by Trolltech and they will keep it. They will keep the licensing Trolltech technology under both commercial and open source licenses.

The only changes directly caused by this operation is the arrival of Nokia as a "Patron" (Companies or persons financing KDE) of KDE e.V. (the legal organization of the KDE project)


Some news about the web site's internationalization

Sunday 27 January 2008 at 21:23

Hello all,

As the title indicate it, the PlayOnLinux's web site moves about a lot since the week end begins. As you can note it, we did a lot of changes in order to be able to translate the web site in other languages.

What are these changes?

Dates in the database

Goku and me, when we had created the web site, didn't think even one second that we will do an english version some day. Consequently, we had directly stocked "Le mardi 13 octobre à 13:15" into the database. Not very intelligent, you will tell me ... so I passed the evening to make scripts to standardize dates with a "universal" format. Dates are now translated.

The web site's default language is English

As you could note, the web site is now in English by default. It will be simpler for everybody I think.

Various additional translations

Such as private messages, forums' bottom

Forums' URLs have been modified

It's possible that you encounter 404 errors, thank you to report them

Some fixed javascript

In the same time, why going without?

All these stuffs to say ...

Firstly we will translate the web site in various other languages. We did a poll to know in which languages it should be translated first.

Our demands

- We are looking for a motivated translator to do, for the moment, German, Italian or Spanish web sites using the French or the English translation.
- We are looking for a team for each web site i.e, German, Italian, Spanish and Engslish moderators, newsers.

If you're interested in, thank you to send me a private message.

By Tinou