I am pleased to announce that the Hedgewars Slackbuild, which I maintain, has been recently updated. Hedgewars is an artillery game in which players take turns in order to move their hedgehogs and blast their enemies using all sort of crazy weapons. The Slackbuild I have recently updated is just a build script that allows end users to easily make a Slackware package out of the source code of the game and install a functional version of the software.
Slackbuilds such as this can be easily used in conjunction with automated package managers, such as sbotools, in order to administrate the software installed in a Slackware system through a ports-like interface.
The new Hedgewars version, numbered 0.9.23, has been long overdue, and features many interesting changes. The most noticeable from the packager’s point of view is that it has moved on to require SDL2 components as a run dependency. For gamers, the new version means improved AI for computer controlled hedgehogs, a new weapon, more missions, multiple bugfixes for long standing issues and many additional graphical goodies. Check it out!