netris - free, networked version of T*tris

Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name: netris
Package version: 0.52
Package release: 9
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 148 B
Download size: 41.15 KB
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Netris is a free, networked variant of Tetris. One-player mode is a tad boring at the moment because it never gets any faster and there's no scoring. This will be rectified at some point. Two players can play against each other. If you fill two or three lines with one piece your opponent gets respectively one or two unfilled lines at the bottom of his screen. If you fill even four lines with one piece your opponent will get four unfilled lines. This version at least partially supports robots. You can find the protocol description in the documentation and a sample robot in the examples.



    Binary package: netris_0.52-9_amd64.deb
    Source package: netris

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install netris deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install netris


    • /usr/games/netris
    • /usr/games/netris-sample-robot
    • /usr/share/doc/netris/FAQ.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/netris/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/netris/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/netris/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/netris/robot_desc.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/netris/examples/sr.c.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man6/netris-sample-robot.6.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man6/netris.6.gz
    • /usr/share/menu/netris


    2010-08-13 - Gerfried Fuchs <> netris (0.52-9) unstable; urgency=low * Add Vcs-* fields. * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1. * Relicense packaging under WTFPLv2. * New patch fix-memory-leak to fix a memory leak and adding another memory related check. Thanks to TomaszN (closes: #590952)

    2010-03-04 - Gerfried Fuchs <> netris (0.52-8) unstable; urgency=low * The "once every two years" release. * Applied patch from Mats Erik Andersson for supporting ipv6 (closes: #561977) * Added at least Description header into all patches. * Fix spelling error noticed by lintian in changelog. * Add debian/README.source referencing quilt's file. * Update Standards-Version to 3.8.4. * Update DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS handling according to policy. * Switched packaging licensing to BSD style. * set -e in post{rm,inst} instead of passing -e on hashbang line.

    2008-05-30 - Gerfried Fuchs <> netris (0.52-7) unstable; urgency=low * The "once every release" release. * Moved patches to quilt, split them into: - multi-games-with-scoring: allow multiple games in a row without restarting. - line-count-patch: patch to display cleared line counts - staircase-effect-fix: fix displaying of error messages - robot-close-fixup: Small fix for CloseRobot function to close only if a robot is used. - init-static-vars: initialize lostConn and gotEndConn static var in InitNet function. - curses.c-include-term.h: patch to fix function call that otherwise use implicit pointer conversion. - curses.c-include-time.h: patch to fix segfault on amd64. * New patches: - various-fixes: various small changes to fix compile warnings * Linked to GPL-2 in copyright file directly, added hint for later versions. * Added copyright information into the debianization scripts. * Added Homepage: control field. * Updated package to Standards-Version 3.7.3, updating menu section for that. * Don't ignore make clean errors anymore. * Small cosmetic updates to the netris-sample-robot manpage.

    2006-09-08 - Gerfried Fuchs <> netris (0.52-6) unstable; urgency=low * #include <time.h> in curses.c (closes: #345305) * Add patch to display line count, contributed by Piotr Krukowiecki (closes: #304224) * Bumped Standards-Version to 3.7.2, no changes needed. * Updated FSF address in copyright file.

    2005-09-05 - Gerfried Fuchs <> netris (0.52-5) unstable; urgency=low * Erm, add small fix for 64bit machines from #325926 which was meant to be in the former upload already.... (closes: #325926)

    2005-09-05 - Gerfried Fuchs <> netris (0.52-4) unstable; urgency=low * Bumped standards version, no changes needed. * Moved menu file from /usr/lib/menu to /usr/share/menu.

    2005-03-18 - Gerfried Fuchs <> netris (0.52-3) unstable; urgency=low * Quote all entries in the menu file. * Fix -s setting, patch from Piotr Krukowiecki, thanks (closes: #300125) * Fixed short description to not include an upercased article at the start. * Slightly reformated copyright file a bit.

    2004-11-25 - Gerfried Fuchs <> netris (0.52-2) unstable; urgency=low * Applied patch from Per von Zweigbergk for staircase effect (closes: #83039) * Bumped to policy 3.6.1: No changes needed.

    2003-08-18 - Gerfried Fuchs <> netris (0.52-1) unstable; urgency=high * New upstream release which fixes buffer overflow vulnerability CAN-2003-0685 (closes: #205113) -- no other changes. * Updated to policy 3.6.0: No changes needed.

    2002-10-18 - Gerfried Fuchs <> netris (0.5-7) unstable; urgency=low * Added 'n'ew game key to -k handling option (updated manual page wrt/ this). Don't know though how to make the correct key show up in the message so simply changed it.