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TODO list for bsd-games and bsd-games-non-free
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Please let me (jsm28@cam.ac.uk) know if you're interested in doing any
of these, or have done work on them, so we can avoid duplication of
effort.  The order of entries is just the order they were added in, not any
priority order.

The file BUGS lists known bugs; you may wish to work on some of
those.  The issues listed there are not included in this list.

1997-04-29 - Improve security of games when running setgid.  Most of
             this has been done, through adopting changes from
             OpenBSD, but a thorough audit is needed - see SECURITY.
	     The Linux Security Audit Project looked at the games but
             never bothered to send me their fixes; I think they are
             now included.  Rogue and tetris could probably be adapted
             to keep their score files open and so need no more
             privileges than an open file descriptor.  Sail could
             better use a daemon than a file for interfacing between
             multiple players; Paul Janzen might do this at some point.

1997-04-29 - Fix compilation warnings with increasingly strict warning
             options.  The main reasonable ones have now been done,
             but maybe some bits are left, and new warnings get added
             to new versions of GCC.

1997-04-29 - Merge remaining changes back into NetBSD.  This is going
             somewhat quicker now I have NetBSD CVS write access.

1997-05-01 - Games with scorefiles should lock them when updating them.

1997-07-15 - Get distribution permission for hack and larn.  Get
             licence of rogue clarified.  (See NetBSD PR 5850.)

1998-07-28 - Support building in a directory other than the source directory.

1998-08-18 - Fix whatever makes rogue need -fwritable-strings.  This
             seem to be various arrays of struct id being initialised
             with constant strings, but then being modified in the
             course of saving and restoring.  Only object.c needs to
             be compiled with -fwritable-strings.

1998-08-27 - Convert the games that use termcap to use curses.
             Currently these are backgammon and tetris; rain, snake
             and worms have been done.  If it becomes possible to
             distribute hack or larn, this will apply to them as well.

1998-08-27 - If we build a game that links to another game's manpage,
             but don't install the other game, then we get a dangling
             symlink or .so for the manpage.

1998-08-27 - Merge in improvements from OpenBSD.  Perhaps FreeBSD also
             has some; Paul Janzen is adding FreeBSD changes to
             OpenBSD, so they may reach me that way.

1998-09-04 - dm should not access the utmp file directly.

1998-09-11 - Move building of more files in which configuration
             variables are substituted from the configure script into
             the Makefiles.

1998-12-06 - Allow alternative dictionaries to be specified at runtime
             for boggle.

1998-12-11 - Support LFS (large files) - this requires using
             fseeko/ftello instead of fseek/ftell, where supported,
             and using -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 (actually getconf
             LFS_CFLAGS, getconf LFS_LDFLAGS and getconf LFS_LIBS),
             and could be useful when Linux has the kernel support for
             32 bit uids, when there could be sparse score files
             (indexed by uid) over 2Gb.

1998-12-14 - Check for any more constant data that could be marked
             const.

1998-12-28 - Fix any places that use the pid as random seed to use
             something else, such as the time, because the pid is bad
             when people boot up their system just to play a game and
             so it is constant.

1999-07-29 - Provide support for giving each setgid game its own gid.


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