Adding S3TC Support to Mesa/DRI in Debian

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S3TC (sometimes called DXTn or DXTC) is a proprietary image compression algorithm. This was patented (US Patent 5,956,431) and thus Mesa cannot use it directly nor external library can enter Debian archive. If you want to have libtxc-dxtn installed you have to do it yourself.

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ZSNES + AMD64 + Debian + OpenGL = troubles?!

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ZSNES is a GPL licensed emulator of the Super Famicom and Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) video game systems. Large part of ZSNES is written in assembly. Fortunately it works under GNU/Linux. Debian has a zsnes package, but unfortunately only for i386. Binary package is not available for AMD64. So? Lets build one!

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Wampirzce – yet another Conway’s Game of Life implementation

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Game of Life, a cellular automaton devised by the John H. Conway inspired many and became well known example of a cellular automaton. Game of Life is a zero-player game. There are no human players, moreover there are no players at all. Some time ago I have decided to create my own implementation […]