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In addition to Arch Linux wiki, informations about ./play.it can now be found on Debian and Gentoo wikis.
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./play.it 2.11.4 bugfix release

Hello World!

A new ./play.it release went live last night, and there was great rejoicing amongst all players using libre operating systems ;)
So let us see what this new 2.11.4 release brings with it…

Changelog

The modifications that this new version brings are published on the forge that is dedicated to ./play.it development, in release notes: 2.11.4 bugfix release

A copy follows:
• Throw an explicit error when trying to write a launcher for a missing binary
• Use safer find | while read constructs in prefix functions
• Drop avoidable spawning of subshell by organize_data
• Drop avoidable spawning of subshell by move_icons_to
• Ensure $PLAYIT_WORKDIR is always an absolute path
ArchLinux: Fix bugs in dependencies handling
Debian: Fix APT version detection with APT ≥ 2.0.0
Debian: Enforce correct permissions for packages metadata
Gentoo: Update download link for quickunpkg
Website update

Alongside this list of fixes, ./play.it website has been updated, the most important changes being the merge of the two domains www.dotslashplay.it and wiki.dotslashplay.it, as well as the addition of an English presentation of ./play.it.

This updated website, based on DokuWiki, is available in two languages:

English version of the website
French version of the website

In addition to this update to the software description, usage instructions have been reworked to make them less intimidating for newcomers. Here are examples served through archive.org that should make it easy to see the improvement:

old instructions template
new instructions template

This new template is still far from being applied for all supported games, but should be used by all future updates of the website.

Distributions documentation

Last noticeable improvement coming with this update, new documentation articles have been submitted to some distributions that provide a package to install ./play.it. These can be found on the following pages:

Debian documentation, in English
Debian documentation, in French
Gentoo documentation (English only)
Ubuntu documentation (French only)

Whatʼs next?

2.11.4 version should (hopefully) be the last of the 2.11.x series, the next release being 2.12, an update that is coming with quite a lot of new features. For the most curious (or most impatient) amongst you, this new version is under preparation on our forge: WIP: 2.12 release

This 2.12 version is probably the one that has spent most time under development, with features that got developed as far back as November 2018!
Post edited May 10, 2020 by vv221