Should be awesome , I'd like participate on that , at least on testing
On Tue, 2019-07-02 at 17:37 -0500, Justin W. Flory wrote:
Hi folks! The Fedora Project Leader kicked off this discussion on
council-discuss mailing list. Since I imagine folks here have a lot
unique viewpoints about gaming on Linux, I encourage you to check out
the thread and share your perspective if you are inclined:
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Subject: Fedora and Steam
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2019 13:43:49 -0400
From: Matthew Miller <mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org>
Reply-To: Discussions with the Fedora Council and community
To: Discussions with the Fedora Council and community
So, a lot of people have been asking me about this! Steam, of course,
is a a
popular platform for gaming, and it runs on Linux. Valve, the company
it, puts a lot of resources into gaming on Linux (including working
source video drivers). Until now, they'd explicitly endorsed and
specific non-Fedora Linux distro. However, there's been some changes
which you can read about in this forum post:
which says in part:
The Linux landscape has changed dramatically since we released the
initial version of Steam for Linux, and as such, we are re-
we want to approach distribution support going forward. There are
distributions on the market today that offer a great gaming
experience such as Arch Linux, Manjaro, Pop!_OS, Fedora, and many
We'll be working closer with many more distribution maintainers in
Several people have suggested to me that it'd be awesome for a Fedora
offering to be _the_ supported Steam distribution. Or at least, a
recommended one. I can definitely see the appeal -- although we
targetted gamers formally except through the Games spin (which
open source gaming), gaming is generally pretty important to the
student/academic audience we'd like to reach.
But, of course, Steam is a proprietary platform, and gaming comes
large elephant-in-the-room that is Nvidia. Despite awesomeness from
open source driver recently, and Intel integrated video good enough
lot of basic gaming, Nvidia still has a near monopoly.
I don't have any specific requests or direction from the informal
conversations we've had with Valve so far, but I imagine that in
really make a Fedora edition or spin their official recommendation,
want some kind of consideration given to problems that might come up
their proprietary system (or with the Nvidia driver). We've
had bright line here, where while we may provide advice and point to
workarounds when there's a problem with popular proprietary software
Steam games, even -- see this from F26
), we don't block or
release for them.
I know this a contentious topic with a lot of different opinions, but
not let that stop us from talking about it. What _are_ our options
what are we willing to do?
For example, maybe we would not slip the general release, but would
Fedora-branded spin to delay release until some bug is worked out.
could decide that we want to stick to our all-open-source criterion
interested teams could work with Valve to be aware of our release
and make sure they're able to test and get things working _before_ we
release freeze. If it comes to it, maybe we'd allow Fedora editions
that want to and which have Steam installed from a third-party
warn of potential problems before upgrading. These are just some
not specific plans.... I can imagine a range of possibilities.
In any case, let's talk about the pros and cons here and what we can
for Fedora and for our open source and free software cause, and what
able to do within our values to accomplish that.
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