This would be a copyright infringment at that point (well, to be honest, it'd be that way at any point, but...)- you're going to just have to wait for whatever that they had in mind there for us, just like everyone else.
Seriously. If they're going to do something, isn't probably BETTER to wait and let them do it on their time instead of us taking that decision from them and then them deciding to NOT do any of it afterall?
As for creating accounts, I do that all the time for the community, I also give bug reports and feedback to the general FOSS community unlike you who screws the community for everything they have.
Now Gilboa run along to your gutter, I'm done here. I'm not sure why I wasted my time arguing with a (fallen) brick wall.
The linux client files are back on valve servers. :D
I don't understand the purpose of ulimit though in the launcher script. I removed it from mine since i can have unlimited processes anyways and it was throwing an error.
I'm seeing all this Compiz + games hate. Maybe I'm missing something but the fact that you are using Compiz is probably the issue to begin with. You should really be using Compiz-fusion. Since it is, as far as I know, it is the only 3d-composite manager that is actively being updated. [/sarcasm]
Do you honestly believe that everyone involved in the progression of the Linux Desktop are just sitting around with their thumbs up their asses? For a majority of Linux community this isn't their 8 to 5 job, it is something they do in their spare time. If more games are going to start making their way onto Linux from big name developers/publishers you really think things are gonna stay incompatible? I don't know about you but I'm pretty sure everyone loves to play games and when "big" name games start hitting Linux I bet the people behind Compiz and other elements of Linux will move up working on compatibility issues with games/whatever on the priority list. If they don't then just freaking turn Compiz off. I'm almost certain the Ubuntu developers will start defaulting Compiz back to off if things become a problem. Turning Compiz off/on in Ubuntu now is only a few clicks away as it is.
I run into far less compatibility issues today than I did 3 years ago with Compiz and other elements of the desktop including games. I'm positive that in another few years we'll look back and wonder how this was ever an issue to begin with.
Having problems and working through them or around them is part of life. Get used to it and be patient when things don't work out like you think they should. Have you forgotten or never heard of the huge hassle that Vista brought with games and other programs initially with vista's UAC? Most of those were resolved over the life span of vista and with the updating of the programs themselves. I'm running windows 7 now (for my gaming needs :P ) and so far I don't see any of the major issues that vista had. I expect the Linux desktop to have glaring issues of its own that will be resolved over time. Absolutely nothing launches silky smooth. If anything does, count yourself lucky on missing out on what went boom and was fixed before you got your hands on it. :)