Dogfood status

Dan Kegel dank at
Tue Mar 14 09:54:28 CST 2006

I've been dogfooding Wine with Firefox for some time.
It's totally usable and good looking now.
The four open bugs, (copy/paste problem) (too tall) (flash crash) (jerky animations)
while serious, do not prevent me from getting work done.

A new problem is that apps have been crashing with
  X Error of failed request:  BadAtom (invalid Atom parameter)
  Major opcode of failed request:  17 (X_GetAtomName)
  Atom id in failed request:  0x0
every day.  This is on Ubuntu 5.10 with updates, and might
be a problem with the X server.  I'll try updating to Ubuntu 6.04
flight 5 and see if that makes it go away.

Anyway, since Firefox is in fairly good good shape, I'm
now running putty under wine instead of using linux's built-in ssh.
Works fine.  Three annoyances:

1) takes a while (ten seconds) to open up session after clicking 'open'.

2) every keystroke yields the console message
fixme:imm:ImmReleaseContext (0xb014e, 0x7fdbee18): stub

3) It took me a while to figure out how to copy and paste in putty,
since Linux doesn't have the 'copy / paste' items in the upper left
corner menu.  (ctrl-insert and shift-insert work fine.)  But that's
a linux window manager issue, not a wine issue.

Overall, I'm productive and happy.  Success!

Since those are the *only two gui apps I use*
on Linux,  I'm running out of things to dogfood!
Oh, once in a while I need an image editor.
Maybe I'll dogfood windows gimp next (quadruple yuck)...

- Dan

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