Wine 0.8 TODO v0.2
wine-devel at sun.consumer.org.il
Sat Nov 2 10:23:34 CST 2002
What about reboot.so or similar support? Andreas said he was deffering
sending in an official patch. I was willing to take ownership over that
(whether from scratch, or based on work done so far) is Andreas isn't
interested any more.
Dimitrie O. Paun wrote:
>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 We need to figure first _what_ is out of date.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
> Anything here?
>E. Important fixes
> 0. Window management rewrite, so we can install apps in managed mode.
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