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Kuba Ober kuba at
Thu Jun 8 09:19:03 CDT 2006

On Thursday 08 June 2006 09:02, Molle Bestefich wrote:
> Kuba Ober wrote:
> > > I'm annoyed that .wine is inaccessible through KDE and Gnome apps.
> >
> > It is accessible all right. You just don't know how to get there.
> Please insert relevant context when quoting.  You're obviously
> misrepresenting what I said, turning it into something completely
> else, and then answering it.

I don't know what did I misquote. That's the only thing relevant to my reply 
that you said in that mail, and the previous paragraph from Mike didn't add 
much as far as I can tell.

> That serves no purpose (other than annoying me).

Sorry to have been annoying :(

> > > Not through the file manager, but often in various applications.
> >
> > nope. Unless you're talking about some very broken applications that I
> > didn't come across yet.
> Apparently, I am

Er, I fail to see why some apps being broken is wine's problem. Directories 
with a dot preprended to their name are ubiquitous and it's fairly common to 
have to access them every once in a while.

In all my years of using KDE-based RH/FC/Centos systems, I only had a *single* 
problem related to dot-directories. Specifically, it was the win4lin taking 
all dot-directories to be hidden, without a way of disabling that. I ended up 
patching the darn thing to fix that. I needed to unhide things so that either 
MS or Boland make build would go through. Later on I just switched to using 
wine for the builds -- it was faster that way as well, and I could fully 
automate things with my aegis repository.

> AFAIR, I even had a crash in one app.

Did you report it on their bugzilla/whatever? How is that wine's fault?

> > > It's not wine's fault per se that those apps lack a "show hidden
> > > folders" option
> Never said so.

That wasn't me saying the >>> quoted thing either ;)

> > I.e. no big deal.
> Right, slightly annoying but no big deal, as is often the case in open
> source.


Cheers, Kuba

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