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

Peter Åstrand astrand at cendio.se
Wed Jun 21 02:37:48 CDT 2006

On Tue, 20 Jun 2006, Vitaliy Margolen wrote:

>>> ------- 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".

I would say that you are acting silly. "Windows" and "WinXP" is operating 
systems. IE is an application.

>> 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.

I think it is.

> 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.

For Wine to succeed, we need to have a fruitful communication and 
cooperation between the code wine developers and the AppDb maintainers. 
Currently, neither the AppDb maintainers nor the core developers (as far 
as I know) knows how to run IE. If it's not a documentation bug, it is at 
least a common lack of knowledge, which might be useful to track.

>> 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

If you want to keep pretending that IE is "Windows", fine with me. In my 
world, IE is an application.

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