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Provide a package for Desura in non-OSS

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Desura is a video game store, competitor of Steam, which provides many Indie games for Linux and Windows. See www.desura.com

They released recently a client for Linux (both 32bits and 64bits), and it could be added to the non-OSS repository.

User benefit:

Currently, it is quite difficult to install games which are not in the repositories and for which there are not rpms, such as most of the ones in the Humble Bundles. With Desura, you can purchase and install games easily, and it also manages updates. Most indie game developpers don't provide a repository for openSUSE, so you would have to track their website to get updates.

For now, to install Desura, you have to go on their website, download a .tar.gz archive, extract it and launch a program in a console. Having it in the repositories would ease the installation for most users.

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icons/user_comment.png S. D. wrote: (2 years ago)

Amazing idea!

icons/user_comment.png J. B. wrote: (2 years ago)

+1000
awesome idea.

betweem desura and the app-store suse would go a long way towards providing the user experience people take for granted on windows and mac.

icons/user_comment.png S. D. wrote: (2 years ago)

Absolutely Agree with Jedi Beetfrix!

icons/user_comment.png B. O. wrote: (2 years ago)

+over9000

I am really looking forward cause I am downloading Desura at the moment. They are considering to make the client OSS :)

icons/user_comment.png S. D. wrote: (2 years ago)

Oh yeah!

icons/user_comment.png J. B. wrote: (2 years ago)

desura game client now opensourced:
http://www.ubuntuvibes.com/2012/01/desura-game-client-open-sourced-as.html

this must be included as a default package in 12.2!

icons/user_comment.png A. J. wrote: (2 years ago)

So, that's desurium - since it's GPLv3, openSUSE could include it.
Anybody interested in packaging it? See http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:How_to_contribute_to_Factory

icons/user_comment.png J. B. wrote: (2 years ago)

cheers AJ, fingers crossed.

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