[Fwd: Wine-Wiki.org]

Michael Drüing michael at drueing.de
Tue Jan 25 14:13:50 CST 2005

On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 02:24:48AM +0100, Ivan Leo Puoti wrote:
> If the appdb isn't good enough, we should fix it, not link to
> third party web sites.

Here's something I noticed when I last wanted to find some info in the
AppDB. Browsing through the database is really well organized, but what I
find a bit confusing was the "Rating with Windows" and "Rating without
Windows" graphs in the version-overview of some application. What do 3 or 4
stars there really mean? Do users like this app? use this app? Or does it
have to do with how well the app runs under Wine? If so, then why is there a
"rating with Windows" at all? Normally you already know/use the app you are
looking for, and if not, you'd select an app by how well it runs in wine,
right? So either way, you don't really care for a "Rating with Windows" (at
least I dont ;-)

What I think what would be more intuitive (at least for the "versions"
selection page) would be something like a red, yellow or green background
color in the table row, which then means "runs flawlessly", "runs, but with
minor problems" or "does not run at all" (and maybe a white background for
This could also be extended to 2 color boxes: "how well does the
installation work" and "how well does the program/game itself work" (and
maybe if for example the color is yellow and the problem is fixed recently
then show something like "fixed in CVS HEAD" or "will work in next release"
etc., although one would need app-maintainers for this kind of task I think)

Just my 2 cents...


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