0.9.17 and other issues

Marcus Meissner meissner at suse.de
Tue Jul 11 05:53:02 CDT 2006

On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 10:02:31AM +0000, Roland Kaeser wrote:
> Hello All
> By all respect of all the hard work the developers make all day. But to see the changes in 0.9.17 makes me really angry. Is everybody developing for the gamers?  Whats the focus of the wine development? Currently I have many bugzilla bugs open to be fixed to get business applications running. And I can see while testing my 10 application with every release that nothing had changed on the business apps.  All of them are the same unstable, or installable or some bugs else (see printing issues etc). I know thats cool developing gaming features but THAT CANNOT BE THE GOAL!!!!!  In the offices I support  as admin/sys engineer, we are all waiting for wine becomes stable enough to get the business apps running to switch to linux completely. But all I can see is that all the bugs are already there from release to release! But on every release I read some things about DirectX, Gaming Support etc. Whould it not be better just to fix the existing bugs before developping new ones? All
>  the people I know WANT TO RUN THEIR BUSINESS APPS ON LINUX. Nobody wants run games. So my question again: WHATS THE FOCUS OF THE WINE DEVELOPMENT????

Lean back and relax. :)

Everyone is doing what he wants to do and in the Opensource world,
people cannot be forced.

There is a set of people working on making gaming better, yes.
There is another set of people working on making business apps better.

There is a lot of non-bugzilla driven development going on but
also some bugzilla driven...

So the recommendation is just to let it go along.

Ciao, Marcus

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