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RetroPie's Emulation Station fork request
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  • Name of the software: Emulation Station (RetroPie's fork)
  • Why we should include this into the repository, i.e. what does it do that the alternatives do not?

There is no alternative to this program on Solus repositories as far as I know. The original Emulation Station was an awesome front-end for sorting, scraping info and launching games that was mostly used for retrogaming. The development of the original project was dropped a few years ago. Thankfully the guys from RetroPie made a fork an added a bunch of stuff.

You can see the original Emulation Station in action here:

Considering how well filled with emulators Solus repositories are, having an updated Emulation Station for launching games from different Retroarch cores, Playstation 2 games, Dolphin ones, standalone MAME etc... would be the icing of the cake.

People could make arcade cabinets, HTPC's, etc. easily using Solus+Emulation Station. Fast, light, with updated emulators and the latest front end from RetroPie.

  • Is it open source? Yes, it is.

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evcuos created this task.Aug 20 2017, 4:07 PM
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BearzR added a subscriber: BearzR.Aug 20 2017, 6:40 PM

I believe the only non solus package this will need is freeimage

Would be a game changer for a lot of us, there's a chance you can setup this package for Solus? Fork is being mantained and is a healthy project.

Kaeril added a subscriber: Kaeril.Apr 17 2018, 9:42 PM
DataDrake triaged this task as Wishlist priority.Jul 13 2018, 9:37 AM
DataDrake added a project: Needs Maintainer.
DataDrake moved this task from Backlog to Accepted For Inclusion on the Package Requests board.
JoshStrobl closed this task as Wontfix.Aug 11 2018, 1:38 PM
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JoshStrobl added a subscriber: JoshStrobl.

It's been nearly a month since we've marked this as accepted for inclusion and Needs Maintainer, with nobody stepping up to provide an accepted patch. Closing as WONTFIX.

css459 added a subscriber: css459.Jan 18 2019, 7:10 PM