Stable release builds with fixme output (Wine 20050310 debian sarge/testing)

J. Grant jg at
Sat May 7 10:55:35 CDT 2005

On 07/05/05 16:15, Paul van Schayck wrote:
> On 5/7/05, J. Grant <jg at> wrote:
>> I typically launch applications using wine from the terminal, I get
>> pages of these fixme debug messages.  I wonder if there is a reason
>> these fixme "harmless" messages are being displayed? IMHO stable
>> releases should only output err messages, thus not displaying fixme
>> or warnings.  I wonder if this has been considered already?
> "This is still a developers only release.  There are many bugs
> and unimplemented features.  Most applications still do not work
> correctly."

People choose to use whatever there is because there is no other choice, 
in these circumstances it would be more suitable to release a version 
suitable for users which will mean you get bug reports.

> And from BUGS:
> "Wine is still considered alpha software and is still incomplete."
> There are no stable wine releases yet.

However, as people have been using it for years, and giving feedback and 
bug reports it would be better to accept there will be interim releases. 
  For those releases they should not be development builds.

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Kind regards

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