World persistence between upgrades

The Ubuntu packages I make here have being recently upgraded to a new version with some cool features:

  • Keeps your world files intact between upgrades. From now, you can upgrade your packages to a new version without loosing all your data. Anyway, previous backups is always a good idea.
  • Moved software generated files to /var/lib/opensimulator. This better follows the debian policy.
  • Lots of bugs in the internal packaging scripts have being fixed.
  • This new packages are now available for lucid (Ubuntu 10.04)

You can find how to install all the software in the opensimulator packages page.

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Opensimulator packages doing their way to Ubuntu

The Opensimulator packages I created in my PPA have now entered in the reviewing queue for Ubuntu universe and targeted to the Lucid Lynx release (10.04).

They will now follow a process of error fixing with comments from the ubuntu people, until they can actually be available in your favourite distro.

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Opensimulator 0.6.7 deb packages

I have uploaded the source package for opensimulator-server-0.6.7 to my
ubuntu launchpad PPA
, and the corresponding binary for i386 architectures has being successfully built. I hope this is a first step to see opensimulator integrated in some of the big linux distros using deb packages (i.e. Ubuntu, debian, etc)

You can find the packages here (source + binary i386):
https://launchpad.net/~shankao/+archive/opensimulator

For now, it’s a rough version with some ugly things that make the software ‘just work’. Just install it with your preferred .deb manager and launch the server with:

cd /usr/lib/opensimulator && sudo mono OpenSim.exe

I will try to improve the package in the next days so any comment is
welcome. Some stuff still missing:

  • Scripts to start and stop the server in a cleaner way.
  • Per-user configuration.

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First post

This is the first post, a real classic to test things up.

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