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Document the protocol and API of the Galaxy updater client to enable community alternatives

Added byshmerl's avatarshmerl

There is a request already for GOG to open source the upcoming updater client:

https://secure.gog.com/wishlist/site/release_the_future_gog_updater_client_as_open_source


However if you can't do that, it shouldn't prevent you from opening the protocol and API used by the client. It would make creating an open community alternative client for GOG service much easier than trying to reverse engineer it.

Corresponding forum thread:

https://secure.gog.com/forum/general/please_document_the_protocol_and_api_of_the_galaxy_updater_client_to_enable_community_alternatives

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shmerl
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@Destro from GOG said that they are going to document the protocol of the Galaxy client!

See the Q&A video at 49:40

http://www.gog.com/news/ask_us_anything_on_twitch


So let's hope GOG will mark this in progress soon.

Oct. 15, 2014
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DancemasterGlenn
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Host that baby on github! :D

Jul. 16, 2014
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MasterS.249
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Upvoted because Documentation is always good =b

Jun. 23, 2014
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Pyroh
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Yes please, this would really go hand in hand with open sourcing the client.

Jun. 7, 2014
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grantek
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This would cost practically nothing, it's basically one of the jobs of GOG's community managers - there is already tons of community support around the downloader, so it's in the best interests of GOG's good will to keep the community abreast of any planned changes to new or existing protocols :)

Jun. 7, 2014
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Trilarion
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Very good idea. A bit of competition will increase the quality of the service and that for free. It should be in GOGs own interest to do so.

Jun. 6, 2014
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