How to phrase Wine's success rate
adam at tpetaccia.com
Sun May 25 14:27:20 CDT 2008
While I'd like to stay positive, this report assumes that all users who
have an application that doesn't work immediately run out and report it
to the AppDB as garbage (and while I know the same is true for apps that
do work, I'd assume its a much higher proportion of the the former).
On Sun, 2008-05-25 at 03:28 -0700, Dan Kegel wrote:
> When making announcements about Wine 1.0, it's useful
> to include an objective measure of how well it works for
> the average app, one that correctly conveys both
> Wine's promise and its limitations.
> Our current appdb stats are:
> Platinum 1500
> Gold 1763
> Silver 1194
> Bronze 1071
> Garbage 2512
> That's 19% platinum and 41% gold-or-platinum.
> (Given rating inflation, we probably shouldn't claim that silver
> or below means "working" for the average person.)
> How about:
> "Of the apps we have tested with Wine, about 20% work well,
> and about another 20% work but have some glitches."
> That assumes we don't have too many regressions.
> It'd be nice if the appdb could give finer grained
> summaries, e.g. counts of apps that had actually been
> tested with wine-1.0rc*.
> - Dan
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