Wine 0.8 TODO v0.2
Dimitrie O. Paun
dpaun at rogers.com
Fri Nov 1 17:33:43 CST 2002
This will probably get renamed to Wine 0.9 TODO,
after Alexandre's clarification, but I haven't
changed the name just yet, to avoid confusion.
Once again, what I mean by 0.8:
-- Users can start using Wine
-- works well for a fair number of apps
-- no MS DLLs required (from real Windows)
-- User facing stuff (website, docs, etc.) are in
a decent state, to avoid scaring them away
What is NOT in 0.8:
-- stable server protocol: no binary compatibility
-- DLL separation: ditto
That being said, this is my initial list. Comments,
flames, suggestions, are appreciated.
A. WineHQ work (Beta at: http://lostwages.winehq.org)
0. Website redesign
Jeremy Newman <jnewman at codeweavers.com>
1. Reorganize the navigational menu
There is a proposal being discussed on the list
2. Create some really sexy screenshots
-- one app per screenshot, avoid cluttered desktop
-- minimize size, if possible by using
'Positioned Color Dithering'
3. Rework the FAQ interface
(static HTML, a la http://www.dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html,
all on one page, with a clickable question list at the top)
Agreed on the list. Should be written in SGML, so
we can output all sorts of formats. Which means we
need layouts, etc. Any takers?
4. Enlist some 'official' distribution maintainers
(at the minimum RedHat, Suse, Mandrake, Debian)
5. Create nice page with apps that run virtually flawless
They should not require MS dlls, tricks, etc. to run
Small explanation, screeshot, optional link to download
page, such as Tucows.
Carlos <clozano at andago.com> is running with it.
B. Documentation work
Andy, take it away! :)
0. We need to figure first _what_ is out of date.
C. Wine configuration
0. Merge configuration into the registry
1. Write control panel applets for editing it
2. Have decent defaults so we can start control panel
without prior configuration
3. Have wizard like app to autoconfigure wine
WineSetupTk proposed by Jeremy White <jwhite at codeweavers.com>
4. Make Wine's DLLs register themselves to avoid
manual merging of the winedefault.reg
5. Write .inf script to setup a new Wine installation
6. Have a wineboot script for RunOnce stuff
D. Stabilize utilities
0. Get rid of the init directive from .spec files
Alexandre Julliard <julliard at winehq.com> volunteered
1. Make sure the .spec file format is fairly stable
Any other things that may need changing here?
2. Ensure the various utilities' options are stable
E. Important fixes
0. Window management rewrite, so we can install apps in managed mode.
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