Application Database RFC

Michael Cardenas michael.cardenas at
Fri May 3 10:26:50 CDT 2002

I know of a few wine users, the lindows insiders.  ;)

We get tons of responses about application compability, but our current
data is not very useful because it pertains to wine from cvs from 11/01. 

After our next release, I'll work on a system to get our insider
application feedback to your application database. 

On Fri, May 03, 2002 at 11:24:38AM -0700, Andriy Palamarchuk wrote:
> --- Andreas Mohr <andi at> wrote:
> [... skipped ...]
> > Do you really think people will put up with this
> > system if currently
> > they very frequently don't even mention whether they
> > actually tried the app
> > on Wine and what results they got ?
> > (yes, I added a comment which asks them to also
> > mention this)
> > 
> > A lot of the submissions that I commit leave several
> > things to be desired,
> > too (which I frequently improve a lot before
> > committing, which shouldn't
> > really be my job, though).
> [... skipped ...]
> I think the main problem of AppDB is lack of
> contributions. Comments from Andreas confirm that.
> There are no volunteers who would spend time testing
> the application, submitting the bugs to bugzilla,
> making time to time regression testing.
> If we implement the rating subsystem it can attract
> new contributors, but I doubt. Somebody has to go and
> spend time testing the applications. I don't want
> Andreas to be this person - it's a waste to spend his
> time on this job without significant effects. I'd
> better assign a couple bugs I can't handle to him (I'm
> the first in the line ;-).

michael cardenas
lead windows compatibility engineer

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