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    Default Valve's Steam License Causes Linux Packaging Concerns

    Phoronix: Valve's Steam License Causes Linux Packaging Concerns

    Valve's initial roll-out of their Steam client for Linux is all centered around Ubuntu. With Ubuntu having the largest market-share on the Linux desktop, Valve is focusing upon proper Ubuntu support as their first priority. In the days that the Ubuntu/Debian package has been available of the Steam Linux Beta, it's already been reported to work on other Linux distributions. Some Linux distributions have also begun to package the Steam Linux binary for their own platforms, but now there's some concerns about doing this, at least from the Arch Linux camp...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTIyOTI

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    edit:wrong thread

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    What a FUD. You should mention "Arch Linux" in the title of the article, but it wouldn't be so scary, would it?

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    can you PLEASE avoid to say in every Steam news that Gabe hates Windows 8?

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    I tend to think that Steam has ZERO business being in Archlinux's Official repos. It should have been in the AUR, instead. By having it in the Arch User Repository, it could be downloaded directly from valve and then the .deb extracted, installed + any postinstall stuff via the PKGBUILD.

    I'm actually quite surprised Steam would even be considered for the official repos, What's next having AutoDesk Maya 2013 in the official repos? lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninez View Post
    I tend to think that Steam has ZERO business being in Archlinux's Official repos. It should have been in the AUR, instead. By having it in the Arch User Repository, it could be downloaded directly from valve and then the .deb extracted, installed + any postinstall stuff via the PKGBUILD.
    This is exactly what i thought when i first read the blog entry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninez View Post
    I tend to think that Steam has ZERO business being in Archlinux's Official repos. It should have been in the AUR, instead. By having it in the Arch User Repository, it could be downloaded directly from valve and then the .deb extracted, installed + any postinstall stuff via the PKGBUILD.

    I'm actually quite surprised Steam would even be considered for the official repos, What's next having AutoDesk Maya 2013 in the official repos? lol.
    It was in the AUR, but since many people voted for it, so it came into the repos. Whats your problem?
    btw it is still in the repos and imo it should be kept there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabioamd87 View Post
    can you PLEASE avoid to say in every Steam news that Gabe hates Windows 8?
    How else is he going to get Phoronix show up in web searches for Windows 8?

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