I'm new to the forums, but this seemed like the closest match topic-wise.
Currently, there is a 3rd-party snap package ("openttd-casept") of OpenTTD available in the snap store. (Snaps are universal Linux packages
) . Some time ago, I emailed the maintainer of the package asking him to update it from v1.7 to v1.8, and told him I'd be willing to take over maintaining it if he didn't want to any more. He updated the package, then said he'd be happy to have me take over.
I figured this would be a good time to investigate making the snap an official one, since the packaging stuff is already in place and I can confirm the snap works excellently. I'd be happy to maintain the stable release of it, as well working on setting up automatic submissions for the edge releases. However, a few other things would need to be in place.
1) An official OpenTTD account on Snapcraft.io (acts as an "brand account"). (More Info
2) Register the snap name "openttd" from the OpenTTD account
3) Add me (and anyone else who wants to be involved with snaps) as collaborators to the account.
4) Info on the OpenTTD website to inform people of the snap's availability (likely post this on the download page).
I'm not sure who would need to do what to make this happen, but at that point I'd be able to manage building/submitting the snap package, with the name "openttd" and the publisher name "OpenTTD Developers" (or similar). I'd also be able to look into setting it up so that new GitHub commits trigger automatic builds to the "edge" channel of the snap store.
It would greatly improve the experience for Linux users - many distros currently ship out-of-date versions of OpenTTD, and snap packages eliminate this by allowing OpenTTD to control what is being shipped.
Let me know whatall can be done about moving this forward, whether there is interest, if this is the wrong place for this, any questions, etc. Thanks!