Get FireFox button ?

Kuba Ober kuba at
Thu Jul 7 10:30:26 CDT 2005

On Thursday 07 July 2005 09:07, Tom Wickline wrote:
> On 7/7/05, peter at <peter at> wrote:
> > This whole thread if off-subject , let's get back to wine=dev.
> How is this thread off subject? It has to do with the site correct? So
> therefore its of subject! If you don't care for this subject just move on
> to one that you find of interest.

I guess people are really getting emotional about this.

I think that there's no point in doing browser promotion. I bet that if one 
would look at overall clikthrough rates for those browser buttons, they'd 
prove to be a waste of bandwidth. We're not pron peddlers and should know 
better, right? It's enough they waste bandwidth, why should we??

Anywy, I think that a hard line has to be drawn and no promotions should be 
allowed for non-sponsoring entities. Otherwise we'll have a flamethrowing 
party everytime someone brings up the subject. It'll be like this: "oh, but 
ReactOS shares code with us, why not put up their banner?" and then "hey, the 
this-and-that project is 'related' in suchandso way, add the banner", and so 
on. And then in a year or so winehq will become a banner page where the 
number of bytes relegated to banners will be bigger than the number of bytes 
for html itself. That'll be just stupid, but that's where things may 
ultimately end.

I don't mind the paypal and codeweavers banners, and if wine gets another 
major hoster/sponsor, their banner will make sense, but besides that it just 
takes the focus away from the project.

Why not put up a links page in wiki, and have a direct link to it in the 
Support sidebar? It could be called "Related Projects" or somesuch.

Cheers, Kuba

Standard disclaimer: I won't mind banners after wine gets to 1.0, because by 
then I'll be retired and will have other things to worry about (pun 

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