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[openFATE 312919] Provide a package for Desura in non-OSS
Feature changed by: Jedi Beeftrix (Jedibeeftrix)
Feature #312919, revision 11
Title: Provide a package for Desura in non-OSS

openSUSE 12.1: Unconfirmed
Requester: Desirable

Package Wishlist: Unconfirmed
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Audard Guillaume (agui)
Partner organization:

Desura is a video game store, competitor of Steam, which provides many
Indie games for Linux and Windows. See They released
recently a client for Linux (both 32bits and 64bits), and it could be
added to the non-OSS repository.

Business case (Partner 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.

#1: Simone Dedo (templare) (2011-10-25 19:53:48)
Amazing idea!

#2: Jedi Beeftrix (jedibeeftrix) (2011-10-26 11:44:31) (reply to #1)
+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

#3: Simone Dedo (templare) (2011-10-26 12:15:22) (reply to #2)
Absolutely Agree with Jedi Beetfrix!

#4: Bart Otten (bartotten) (2011-11-17 18:52:15)
I am really looking forward cause I am downloading Desura at the
moment. They are considering to make the client OSS :)

#5: Simone Dedo (templare) (2011-11-17 21:43:23) (reply to #4)
Oh yeah!

+ #6: Jedi Beeftrix (jedibeeftrix) (2012-01-22 12:13:20)
+ desura game client now opensourced:
+ this must be included as a default package in 12.2!

openSUSE Feature:

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