- Name of the software: Emulation Station (RetroPie's fork)
- Project/product Homepage: https://github.com/RetroPie/EmulationStation/releases
- 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVQVmsFOclM
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.
- If it is open source, please provide a link to the most up to date, versioned source tarball/zipfile. master.zip links will not be accepted. https://github.com/RetroPie/EmulationStation/archive/v2.6.0.tar.gz
- If there are no upstream releases but the inclusion policy is otherwise met, please provide a link to the source repository (i.e. GitHub) https://github.com/RetroPie/EmulationStation