[shell32tests/shelllink.c] Use aliases for ordinals (resend/rediff)
paulm at astro.gla.ac.uk
Wed Feb 16 19:06:39 CST 2005
Ultimately, its about choice. Both methods have some merit.
Currently the time-to-patch (ttp 2-3 days?) is less than the
mean-time-between-breakage (mtbb ~14 days). This gives us the luxury
of fixing MinGW as we find new holes in it.
If these two time-scales become comparable, then we're in a realm
where things are breaking as fast as we can patch them and we would
be constantly battling to get a version of MinGW that can produce a
My *guess* is that on average, the mtbb will decrease, whilst ttp
remains constant. That's what it feels like. However, we can wait
and see what happens :^)
On Wednesday 16 February 2005 12:35, Filip Navara wrote:
> BTW, are there any (other) unofficial Wine patches for the MinGW
> W32API package?
Both Hans Leidekker and myself have a suite of patches; mine are
unashamedly taken from Hans (many thanks!) and I don't think there is
any difference between our patch-set.
On Wednesday 16 February 2005 22:25, Francois Gouget wrote:
> So winetest surely cannot remain broken for a long time.
No, in fact its now working again, now. Just doing an end-to-end test
> Finally it's just not the Wine way.
OK, fair point. But, there's two aspects: testing the MinGW code and
the winetest.exe compilation service. Whilst ttp < mtbb - \delta,
the service works and we can do it the Wine way (the \delta is so
people retain their sanity ;)
On Wednesday 16 February 2005 18:39, Alexandre Julliard wrote:
> Actually no, fixing MinGW is a very desirable side-effect of
> cross-compiling our tests. If we find bugs in MinGW they should be
> fixed, not worked around.
I think it might be worth trying to push some of these patches
up-stream again. That way, we are actually fixing MinGW.
(as usual, just my 2c worth)
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