A libre replacement for Steam
In the modern period, the term “Athenaeum” is widely used in various countries for schools, libraries, museums, cultural centers, performance halls and theaters, periodicals, clubs and societies – all aspiring to fulfill a cultural function similar to that of the ancient Roman school.
Matrix Channel: #athenaeum:matrix.org
- Installing Games
- Running Games
- Uninstalling Games
- Updates (Only monolithic atm, individual to come)
Get it from Flathub!
Download just the
PKGBUILD and use it to build the package. Once built install it with pacman.
Or get it from the AUR https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/athenaeum-git/
Clone this repo.
Working list, in general you need python3, flatpak and pyqt5.
flatpak python3-pyqt5 python3-pyqt5.qtquick python3-dateutil python3-numpy qml-module-qtquick2 qml-module-qtquick-layouts qml-module-qtquick-controls2 qml-module-qtquick-window2 qml-module-qtgraphicaleffects
flatpak python-dateutil python-pyqt5 python-numpy qt5-svg qt5-quickcontrols2 qt5-graphicaleffects
Fedora 29 (Comes with a lot of the dependencies by default)
python3-pip pip3 install pyqt5 python3-dateutil python3-numpy
Ubuntu / Fedora
Running the tests
Ubuntu / Fedora
$ cd test $ python3 -m unittest
$ cd test $ python -m unittest
Getting your game on Athenaeum
Athenaeum uses flatpak as its packaging system and pulls all data from flathub currently.
The best way to get your game on Athenaeum is to create a flatpak config and submit it to the flathub github repository.
Make sure your game appdata.xml contains the
project_license field with a Free Software license and the
categories field, with at least the category ‘Game’.
As you would any other project.
The kind people of weblate.org have provided Athenaeum with hosting for translations. Using their webapp makes translating a lot easier!
Using QT tools
On Fedora you’ll require the qt5-devel package for this.
Athenaeum leverages the QT translation classes and tools. To get started simply add a translation file to
athenaeum/translations/athenaeum_ja.ts then run
lupdate -verbose athenaeum.pro to generate the file.
After that use
linguist to edit the file adding your translations. Once there’s some translations
lrelease -verbose athenaeum.pro will be used to generate the files that will be loaded at runtime.
The QT website explains this all better and in more detail.
Find libre games, create flatpak manifests for them and submit them to flathub.
A good place to start finding games is LibreGameWiki.
GPLv3 or later (GPLv3+), any other code as licensed (python-appstream is LGPLv2+).
Assets as licensed (LibreICONS is MIT).