[Bug 4146] first run usability

Lionel Ulmer lionel.ulmer at free.fr
Sun Dec 25 15:25:17 CST 2005

On Sun, Dec 25, 2005 at 09:47:39PM +0100, wino at piments.com wrote:
> Does someone want to reign in this fuck-wit before she pisses of the whole  
> community?

Well, tell this to Alexandre as he removed the '-h' stuff some time ago (we
got more cases of people having problem with the 'wine foo.exe -- -a -b'
syntax than with the '-h' problem).

As for the 'Start Menu', it's a packaging issue, not really a Wine issue per

And finally, why should we prevent people from running Wine as root ? I
played the complete MI3 game as root (to have DGA support) and it worked
just fine :-)

I still have problem with this whole discussion(s): people who do not know
Linux should never use a command line window and should do everything from
the start / run / foot / ... menu from their favourite distribution.

If someone starts Wine from the command line, I certainly expects him/her to
be at least knowledgeable enough in how Linux works.

So effort should be spent on Desktop integration instead of futile stuff
like adding '-h' help message or a 'running as root' protection.

> Make of it what you like, I'm tired of pissing into the wind. See you all  
> in 10 years time for 1.0

Yup, maybe by then we will see some patches too instead of just rants ?


               Lionel Ulmer - http://www.bbrox.org/

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