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The Itch Games Store Are Working On An Open Source Client

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The games store has always been nice, but icing on the cake is that they are now creating an open source desktop client in Qt 5.

It's in the very early stages, but could be something to give it a boost over other smaller stores. Desura is also working to bring their re-open sourced client back to Linux, and GOG are bringing out a closed source client. Looks like desktop clients are becoming a big thing again.

It's great to see an open source and cross-platform effort from the beginning, and should give them an advantage in future against other stores.

Find the github project for it here.

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Kristian 29 Dec, 2014
There don' appear to be any license terms on the Github page. Does anyone know what license it is released under?
StianTheDark 29 Dec, 2014
Quoting: KristianThere don' appear to be any license terms on the Github page. Does anyone know what license it is released under?

Because of no license I'm guessing the "I dont give a living shit what happens with this code" license. BUT, you should stay away from projects with no license anyway.
stan 29 Dec, 2014
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I have a couple accounts on but I haven’t bought anything there yet. I could have bought Paper Sorcerer, but I got it from the Humble Store.
torham 29 Dec, 2014
Not really interested in a gui but having an open source client available ought to make writing a synchronization cli easy.
pd12 29 Dec, 2014
Should be at least a good showcase for what an open source Qt client can do on Linux - especially for Desura and GOG. (Desura's client is so buggy it's barely usable TAT)
GNUzel 30 Dec, 2014
too much work to get it compiled and running right now. maybe when it's a little easier to install I'll use it. I prefer GTK over QT
DrMcCoy 30 Dec, 2014
Yeah, that bit about the missing license irks me as well. As a free software zealot, I like these things to be handled properly. :)

A lot of people are not aware about the implications of not adding a license. So I went ahead and opened an issue in the issue tracker about adding a license, hopefully alerting them of this and explaining it a bit.
DrMcCoy 30 Dec, 2014
And they added the MIT license now. :)
Liam Dawe 31 Dec, 2014
Quoting: DrMcCoyAnd they added the MIT license now. :)
Good, as I tweeted them about it after someone asked.
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