Quote Originally Posted by GreatEmerald View Post
What does any of that have to do with Steam? Why is its API required to begin with?
my bad on misunderstanding, sorry. i thought that manual copy was the problem, #.#' dang, sometimes not being native english speaker really plays tricks on me, lol

but, as far as steam goes, i'd speculate they use it to avoid distro differences by using steam as platform in order to make linux more friendly environment where steam provides dependancies, then again... who knows