gnome-video-arcade - MAME Frontend for the GNOME Desktop

Property Value
Distribution openSUSE Tumbleweed
Repository Emulators all
Package filename gnome-video-arcade-0.8.7-1.47.x86_64.rpm
Package name gnome-video-arcade
Package version 0.8.7
Package release 1.47
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Category System/Emulators/Other
License GPL-3.0+
Maintainer -
Download size 508.16 KB
Installed size 1.27 MB
GNOME Video Arcade is a simple MAME frontend for the GNOME desktop. Its chief
design goal is to help you quickly find a game to play and then get out of the
way.  Its purpose is not to help you manage your ROM collection, nor to provide
a confusing graphical interface for MAME's plethora of configuration options.
It can utilize third-party data files like arcade history and game categories.


Package Version Architecture Repository
gnome-video-arcade-0.8.7-1.47.i586.rpm 0.8.7 i586 Emulators
gnome-video-arcade - - -


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mame -


Name Value
application() -
application(gnome-video-arcade.desktop) -
gnome-video-arcade = 0.8.7-1.47
gnome-video-arcade(x86-64) = 0.8.7-1.47


Type URL
Binary Package gnome-video-arcade-0.8.7-1.47.x86_64.rpm
Source Package gnome-video-arcade-0.8.7-1.47.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the Emulators repository:
    # zypper addrepo emulators
  2. Install gnome-video-arcade rpm package:
    # zypper install gnome-video-arcade




2017-08-02 -
- update to version 0.8.7
+ Adapting to MAME's ever-changing XML schema.  MAME 0.184
introduced a small change that broke database construction,
resulting in no games listed.
2016-02-24 -
- Update to version 0.8.6:
+ Just a tiny update to fix a status bar glitch that cropped up
with MAME 0.170.
+ Updated translations.
- Changes from version 0.8.5:
+ Bug fixes and a big performance improvement to the game list.
+ Recording and play back works again (was still broken in
+ Fixed handling of $HOME in mame.ini paths.
+ Bugs fixed: bgo#710222, bgo#754216.
+ Updated translations.
- Changes from version 0.8.4:
+ This is just a bug fix release mainly to repair deterioration
caused by backward-incompatible changes in recent releases of
MAME and GTK3.
+ The music feature on the Properties window is gone. GVA was
streaming the music from, but the website
no longer (openly) serves those music files. (GStreamer is no
longer a build requirement.)
+ Also removed the empty Gallery tab from the Properties window.
This was a placeholder for a feature that never happened.
+ Dropped support for XMAME.  Remember XMAME?  Me neither.
+ Bugs fixed: bgo#704632, bgo#704811, bgo#704860, bgo#748667,
+ Updated translations.
- Drop gnome-video-arcade-fix-build-on-11.4.patch: No point in
keeping it around anymore since new BuildRequires leads to
unresolvable anyway. That version of openSUSE is also out of
- Add itstool BuildRequires: New dependency.
- Drop pkgconfig(gstreamer-0.10) and
pkgconfig(gstreamer-plugins-base-0.10) BuildRequires: No longer
2012-05-07 -
- specfile cleanup
- allow building on openSUSE 11.4 again by disabling any features
not available, added gnome-video-arcade-fix-build-on-11.4.patch
2012-05-04 -
- update to version 0.8.3
- adapt to MAME 0.144 -listxml DTD
- fixed some unsightly spacing glitches in the UI caused by
widget packing changes in GTK v3 versus v2
- further bugfixes
- translation updates
- dropped obsolete gnome-video-arcade-0.8.0-add-missing-libs.patch
2011-12-25 -
- update to version 0.8.0
- the feature set of version 0.8.0 is identical to 0.7.1, but now
uses current GNOME 3 technologies and drops several GNOME 2 era
dependencies such as GConf, libunique, and dbus-glib.
- translation updates
- added gnome-video-arcade-0.8.0-add-missing-libs.patch in order to
link explicitly against libX11
2011-12-07 -
- call %desktop_database_post/un and %icon_theme_cache_post/un
2011-12-06 -
- fixed dependencies for >= 12.1
2010-07-19 -
- update to version 0.7.1
* now detects changes in the ROM directory while running
* allow only one instance to run
2010-05-07 -
- updated to release 0.7.0
* music clips of the selected game can now be played from the Properties window
* search entry has a "clear search" button
* position of main window is remembered across sessions
* size of Properties window is remembered across sessions
* about dialog has a link to the GNOME Video Arcade website
* better error handling when data files like Catver.ini and
nplayers.ini are missing or unparsable
* strange resizing behavior in the Properties window was fixed
2010-03-15 -
- use _smp_mflags macro

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