djl 1.2.0

October 20th, 2008 by diablo150

A reader sent in the following announcement:

Djl is an open-source (GPL licensed) game manager written in Python 2.5 for GNU/Linux Operating System, and is inspired by Valve’s Steam software for Windows.

It makes possible, via a repository, to download, install and remove a reasonable number of games placed in a subdirectory in an absolutely invisible way (but without dealing dependencies). It can also import or make .desktop shortcuts to launch games which were already installed (natives and special shorcuts for Wine games.

About games, each one comes with its description (which is mostly ingloriously stolen from, an icon, an image and some additional information in order to help you choose which to install.

Once they are installed, they can be launched from main window, which not only contains games that are installed from the repository, but also shortcuts as .desktop files.

News in this version:

  • The repository use now a webservice with a database, it’s more easy to maintain and for add new features on the repo.
  • Best function for search if djl is already running.
  • New shortcut import window.
  • djl is now able to change shortcut.
  • New context menu on the main game list.
  • If a game archive is already downloaded (and not removed), it will not be re-downloaded in the future.
  • It’s now possible to choose the default tab (shown on startup).
  • Best internationalisation support.
  • New IRC client.
  • Some minor changes.

One Response to “djl 1.2.0”

  1. vadi4 Says:

    Good idea, but the program is quite raw…

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