[Wine] Code freeze, or catching up with new features
jjmckenzie51 at sprintpcs.com
Sat May 10 20:21:35 CDT 2008
> stimpak wrote:
>> wine has evolved too much in the recent years. and with the evolution new features have come.
>> but unfortunately a program that tries to emulate a vast and complex system as windows are,has come to a point which it has flooded with bugs and "temp code".
>> So the code freeze is a refreshing point which allows the programmers - contributors to polish their code so it can take more beati... implant more features.
>> im hoping to see to even more bugs squeezed in rc2 and without wanting to stress you up dont forget that many eyes in the world of linux are watching you!
>> my wish is to make wine a powerful tool will enable everyday users to able to use their favorite (win/mac) application at linux - break the compatibility factor!
> Don't excpect anything spectacular out of Wine-1.0. It might run said list of programs without major issues. Other then that it will still be the same - mediocre - wide range of broken apps. Because they are just that - broken apps that shouldn't even run at all, but they do because windows coded to hide bugs.
Then we need to 'break' Wine in the same ways. Just because the folks
at Microsoft decided to use 'hidden' code to get things to work right
does not mean that we have to take the high road and attempt to make
them fix it. We definitely need to fix code in Wine that is truely
temporary and to continue to add features that should work in a 1.0 release.
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