marcus at jet.franken.de
Thu Oct 13 15:41:11 CDT 2005
On Thu, Oct 13, 2005 at 06:12:02PM +0000, John Smith wrote:
> There was a discussion here about 2 months ago, where I asked for a way to
> embed WINE config strings into Win32 executable (for example, as string
> resources). I was told that it is better to fix the problem rather than to
> create workarounds, and that fixing bugs is trivial and takes at most 2-3
> days as soon as it is reproducible.
> I didn't argue much then but made a little experiment to prove my point.
> The point is the following:
> THE MOST DIFFICULT THING IN GETTING BUG FIXED IS TO GET SOMEBODY WORK ON IT.
> The same applies both to commercial environments and to open source ones
> equally. Experiment
> illustrates it very well:
> I've found an application that experiences the problem with sympthoms which
> are very similar to ours,
> can be installed in 5 minutes and the problem can be reproduced in 3
> clicks. And I've opened a bug in
> WINE's bugzilla: #3270 (another one #3269 was opened for another
> incompatibility). Result is the following: IN 6 WEEKS NOBODY EVEN TOOK A
> LOOK AT BOTH THOSE BUGS.
> Welcome to the real world
Yes, we welcome you to the wonderful world of OpenSource.
Please understand that a lot of us are not being paid ... and so just chose
what to do. Some of us are paid to work on WINE, but for specific tasks.
So your bug might lie around until someone bothers to look at it.
Or not if it is tickling the interest of a developer.
#3270 ... is difficult, since it is lowlevel USER stuff.
#3269 ... Not hard, its just that no one implemented it yet.
Please do not keep up such high expectations, they are not warranted
and will not be fulfilled.
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