[Bug 5463] ie6 installs now, but doesn't work...

Vitaliy Margolen wine-devel at kievinfo.com
Tue Jun 20 20:19:52 CDT 2006

Tuesday, June 20, 2006, 11:27:04 AM, Peter Åstrand wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Jun 2006, Wine Bugs wrote:

>> vitaliy at kievinfo.com changed:
>>           What    |Removed                     |Added
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>             Status|RESOLVED                    |CLOSED
>> ------- Additional Comments From vitaliy at kievinfo.com  2006-19-06 14:11 -------
>> Again this is not a bug. There is nothing to fix because there is nothing that
>> broke.

> I disagree. If IE doesn't run, it's a bug. I would actually say that it's 
> a major bug - IE is one the those core applications that users expects to 
> work.
What would you say if I open a bug about "Windows doesn't work on Wine"?  Or
better yet, "Can not upgrade Wine to winxp".

> You are incorrect about "there is nothing to fix": Perhaps the source code 
> is fine, but the documentation is certainly not. 
> http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?versionId=469 even says:
> "(to be continued because then it still doesn\'t run because of ole
> errors)"
This is _not_ a documentation. If you are not happy with something on appDB ask
app maintainers to change that.  Of course suggestions are welcome to what do
you want to see there.

>> Anyone is welcome to write up instructions on what to override and place them in
>> appDB. Bugzilla is not the right place for that.

> Why do you think Bugzilla cannot be used for tracking documentation bugs? 
> There is a "wine-documentation" component and a "WineHQ Apps Database" 
> component, if you think that wine-misc is totally wrong.
Because that's exactly what appDB is for.

> I would very much prefer is this bug could be left open until someone has 
> managed to figure out what needs to be overridden to actually *run* IE.
I explained in the bug and will repeat here. Wine does not run windows. Wine
runs windows applications. That's the main goal. The ultimate goal is to run
every windows application without using any native component. That way Wine will
be 100% replacement to windows. If you install any part of windows (per m$) you
have to have windows licence.

I'm not saying that some one can not find a way to run ie on Wine. In fact I
spent quite some time putting that "magic" list of overrides together. Now it's
been removed because Wine has it's own replacement for ie whenever app needs


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