winecfg - great job!
erpo41 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 27 11:44:54 CDT 2008
I just read the following in the WWN:
"The overall 'Wine Experience' was discussed next. As a whole everybody
agrees that it is ugly. Winecfg is arcane, there are tons of nonsense
fixmes, very little 'newbie guidance' and overall a small chance of
success on the first try. Devs do care about this but its just not as
much fun to fix."
Don't be so hard on yourselves! Remember when we had to write a
text-based configuration file with no help other than documentation?
What percentage of the computer-using public reads documentation?
I can say something like, "Diablo II will not run fullscreen on my
computer. You have to set it to use an emulated desktop before you
launch it or it will crash. You can do that using the 'Configure Wine'
program on the 'Wine' menu," to my non-Linux-using girlfriend and she
can figure out how to run Diablo II without additional help, and without
knowing anything ahead of time about emulated desktops. It's just a
checkbox and it just works.
You all are doing a great job! :)
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