Application Database RFC
paulm at astro.gla.ac.uk
Fri May 3 12:44:57 CDT 2002
On Thu, 2 May 2002, Tony Lambregts wrote:
> So this is what I have come up with.
> 1. Installation (total possible 2)
> 12. Date tested. Verison of wine used
With the proviso that having multiple categories tends to favour
"average-looking" results, the system looks good.
I would also include the license under which the software is available.
Without wishing to reigniting the wine-license debate :) the license could
be one of: "free w/ sourcecode", "free but binary only", "commercial",
"Donno, got it off a mate".
> Idealy we would be able to look at the AppDB and list all programs that
> have problems with any of the criteria
Also, it would be nice if you could search the db for applications that
have a certain range of points (or stars), rather than just >= x, for
example to look for all four-star applications.
> Probably the most usefull aspect of this is that it gives users and
> developers a real way of measuring how well wine really is doing and
> where problems that affect the most programs are.
Hmm, there was always the possibility of this, but I think any half-way
reliable estimate would require retesting working apps; or do you assume
no regression in functionality?
What do you think?
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