"IE5 or higher required". Grr.

James Liggett jrliggett at cox.net
Sat Mar 11 14:26:34 CST 2006

I must really say I agree with you here, Jeremy. I think what Dan is
doing for wine is excellent, and I for one appreciate him keeping us
abreast of his efforts and the problems he encounters. The apps he's
working with are really important for a lot of people, and as such they
probably need our attention so we can make Wine a more viable
alternative. I don't think Dan is spamming wine-devel at all; in fact
I'd like to see him keep letting us know about all of these things.

Just my two cents...


On Sat, 2006-03-11 at 09:27 -0600, Jeremy White wrote:
> > BTW is there are some particular reason that you have to cc every
> > single bug that you file to wine-devel mailing as well? I'm sorry, but
> > quality of those bugs are not that good really to go directly to
> > wine-devel list. With this particular bug you could at least try to find
> > what is that program looks at to decide if you do have IE installed or
> > not.
> I certainly don't want wine-devel to turn into wine-users,
> but I think you are wrong to lump Dan's emails into that category.
> Dan is a very capable developer; he may not be the most
> accomplished Wine hacker, but he is not without his chops.
> Note that many of the @ucla.edu patches that come to wine-devel
> are from his students.
> Further, I think that Dan is triaging issues that are
> of fairly critical interest to Wine.
> For example, IE dependence is a very hard problem for Wine;
> a lot of programs have that as an issue.  I, for one, am
> grateful to Dan for running with the Windows version
> of Firefox, as it helps us be better ready to understand
> how to use Firefox to solve that problem.
> Further, I happen to know that the Munich considered
> using Wine for their desktop migration, and they felt that
> Wine was 'awful'; so it is very interesting to me, personally,
> to explore why that might be.
> Cheers,
> Jeremy

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