[Article] WINE and the importance of application compatibility
jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Sun May 17 18:56:02 CDT 2009
Scott Ritchie wrote:
> nn wrote:
>> WINE and the importance of application compatibility
> It's a good article, though it's sad to see a mention of "WineX" as a
> serious alternative to Wine. WineX was obsolete years ago (and the
> consensus about its successor Cedega on the various web forums seems
> to be that it's often substantially behind Crossover Games).
The article stated that most of it was a few years old.
> Codeweavers, you need to do a better job letting people know Crossover
> Games exists.
WE need to get to the point where most of the common business type
applications will run in Wine without a bunch of twiddling and fixes.
The average "Joe" user will not put up with this. I've been on this
mantra for a long time. Build a better mousetrap built on an OS that is
more robust and market it correctly and you will have the world at your
fingertips. Witness the comparision between Windows and OS/2. OS/2 was
technically superior but had problems running most of the current
software. It 'died' and Windows lived on. The same could be said about
Linux/Wine at its current state. I need Wine to run a few Windows
applications, one of which will not be made for either Linux or Mac.
Thus, I have to have Windows compatibility or Windows itself. I don't
feel like 'polluting' my system, so I need API compatibilty. Wine
delivers this for me. The problem is that I need another Windows
program to run. I'm going to work on it and report bugs as they
occur. I may also start running Winetest to see what works and what
does not. Hopefully, with the recent release of XQuartz 2.3.3, most of
the problems have gone away.
> Scott Ritchie
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