Finally, Desura has a new client available for Linux. Bad Juju Games haven't officially announced it anywhere on Desura yet, but it is available to download.
It has been open sourced again thanks to Bad Juju Games who moved it to the GPL3 license, and removed the need to sign a contributor agreement, but the Desura name and logo are still subject to certain terms (fair enough).
I received word via twitter that it was out:
@upurtweet New linux client out now!— Desura (@Desura) December 30, 2014
After a bit of searching, I managed to turn up the download links:
Updated: Although, a user in our IRC noted the md5 checksum is the same as an old download, they are the correct links. It seems the 32bit version has not yet been updated, so we have removed the link.
It is still a bit buggy though, and my testing showed issues like the installer getting stuck in a loop downloading and installing over and over again. The login window also cuts off the social buttons, but it should work better than the original Desura client, and Desurium is no longer being worked on, so this is it now.
Other issues I encountered are the same as last time, the client dies on its own and sometimes won't load up unless you try to launch a few times after it dies.
There also seems to be no tray icon on Cinnamon.
They will continue to work on it of course, so we should expect gradual bug fixes to filter in. You can submit bug reports to their official github.
How do you lot feel about this? This makes me very happy, and I can't wait to see some bug fixes and new features come in.
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