AW: 0.9.17 and other issues

Kuba Ober kuba at
Tue Jul 11 08:34:27 CDT 2006

On Tuesday 11 July 2006 08:50, Roland Kaeser wrote:
> >the goal is to implement the win32 APIs on top of unix. this does
> >neither exclude the gamers nor the "appers".
> No that wasn't my idea. But remember the mission: Bring the people to
> Linux!  It's just a matter of priorization. What brings more people to
> linux?  You have right: The business apps. 

I know quite a bunch of guys who were brought to Linux by one of the 
following: software development tools, scientific software, multimedia tools, 
and Cedega. In fact I know of more people who were brought to Linux by 
NON-business apps. So what does that prove? Just that we know different types 
of people and that you should keep your eyes open for other possibilities.

> So what's more important? 

I'd say it's most important that you understand that business apps are not the 
end-all be-all, because you seem quite fixated on those.

> >so why not support that efford by donating some of your time or money
> >(e.g. your employers) to fix the problems? recently there where the
> >auditions for the summer of code - why not advocate then to make things
> >better? why not try crossover's wine?
> Sorry, I can just program Java but no C nor C++. And my salery is just
> enough to life. 

Use your imagination. Entice other people to do the work. Every little bit 
helps. Do testing. Do documentation. There's so much besides coding that can 
be done.

> But as soon crossover supports  my core required business 
> apps I will surely buy one and will strongly recommend my circly of friends
> to do the same. 

If everyone would think that way, noone would ever buy it.

> But does it makes sense to buy a software which would currently be usesless
> for me?

No. You don't have to buy it. There are other ways to help.

> My most other freetime goes also into opensource projects or projects which
> promotes opensource (such as the yearly linux installation parties). It
> wasn't my intent to "whine" on the list but sometimes it required to give
> the people a soft kick in ass.

You deserve one yourself. And a hard one at that.

Cheers, Kuba

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