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Desura open source info

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While trying to keep up with everything going on right now it is good to see that the Desura client open source is still going ahead and an unofficial update has been posted on the forum just to give anyone interested in it some further info, quote is posted below;

QuoteI'm not sure how much I'm allowed to say, but currently the project is open source (GPL'd), but it's only open to a few select developers (myself included) to clean up, fix and get working for a public release. So far I have added XDG Basedir support (that may be backported) and fixed a few errors in the build process, but we don't think it's ready for release quite yet. Lodle is on his first vacation in a few years, so development isn't really active. He'll probably be back on January 8th 2012, and then work will resume. He's kind of needed seeing as he knows his way around the source base.


It's good to see work going on and I look forward to continued solid releases of Desura! Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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3 comments

Bumadar Dec 7, 2011
i am pleased with the current release, wonder though what cool new stuff the community can add :)
Liam Dawe Dec 7, 2011
Personally i like steams community features - game chat rooms and friend chat lists.
Bumadar Dec 7, 2011
not so much into that, call me a solo game:) but yes if they add that it would build a bigger community i would think
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