Autodownloads from Nexus
As practice shown, we don't need an api key to download from nexus. We need it to generate download link from
nxm://, which can be used several times with different apps (i've tested with portmod & firefox, same link works fine with both of them). There probably be some limitations on requests quantity per link / time (but, maybe, they're ip-based, so will not be a problem). And there is an expiration date, so links should be renewed once in a while.
We probably could use it to provide db with up-to-date download links for supported mods, but i see several problems with this:
- There is no way i can think of to get nxm-links automatically (otherwise "autodownloads" wouldn't be even an issue).
- Depending on expiration date it can be extremely annoying to maintain db manually. I personally don't want to update hundreds of links every day.
- The exploit can be fixed (broken) by Nexus. And our efforts to implement the feature will quietly die.
I'm not think it worth time and effort, but maybe someone thinks differently (and can explain why). @bmwinger, what you think?