The Dogfood Challenge: use Wine to run your web browser, etc.

Tom Spear (Dustin Booker, Dustin Navea) speeddymon at
Sun Jan 29 03:03:20 CST 2006

I like the sound of these ideas very much.. Should we check the ability 
to just run the apps, or the apps and any extensions or plugins they 
might support?

I suppose the 2nd one would make more sense, cause thats why people use 
firefox, to get more out of their browser, but it is a question in my 
mind nonetheless.

Also, do we have any steady IE testers?  It would be nice to find out if 
any version of IE is currently working (registry hacks welcome), and 
what would be needed to get it to work if not?  The reason for this is 
simple...  Maxthon.


Dan Kegel wrote:
> Say, if we're expecting people to use Wine for real
> work, maybe we should start doing that ourselves.
> Firefox-1.5 runs pretty well on Wine.
> How many Wine developers use it on Wine as their main web browser?
> Maybe we could raise that number from zero to somewhere
> around ten, and flush out a couple bugs.
> Speaking of flushing out bugs,
> OpenOffice 1.1 was said to work well under wine
> a couple years ago (though I don't think I ever saw it
> do so myself).  Sadly, although OpenOffice 1.1.5 seems
> to install fine under current wine, it crashes quickly on
> startup, so I guess we have a bit of work to do first.
> The extra payoff would be being able to use
> to run OpenOffice's automated
> test suite as an automated regression test for wine.
> One complication in all this is having to teach yourself
> to not automatically blow away your ~/.wine directory
> when trying a new app!
> OK, baby's waking up, time to go.
> Cheers,
> Dan
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