[OT] Re: Why winetools is utterly useless, once and for all.

Ray Jones rayjones at gmx.net
Wed Mar 29 07:52:20 CST 2006

> Being of sensitive nature I'd remove him from the list so he will find 
> appropriate lists to talk constructively in. (Be I wine-devel moderator)
Poppycock. The discussion he initiated ain't that useless, and as I see it, he
was rather addressing a possible reply denying the (read: /his/) fact, that this
one reason (why it is useless) is inargueable, than a certain person (sarcasm,

So, Inargueable, eh?

Well. Depends.

I use both Sidenet and Winetools, they both provide an easy way to have a quick
and simple (more or less basic) setup for wine established. 

But in reality those (original) scripts are pretty much useless to me since I
don't use the ~/.wine path, because I 
a) have multiple versions of wine installed (compiled) and 
b) need to use multiple instances of those wine-versions. 
Of course, after modifying the scripts, everything works as supposed.

Also, Winetools give you the ability to install several additional applications
per button, but I don't think that should be the future. 
If I want to install
Office then it has to work via double clicking the setup.exe. /Period/. 

Wine should provide an own beautiful setup (something like wineprefixcreate+),
to install the directory structure and whatnot, 
the rest has to be considered as working out of the box. 
And if not, there is still the AppDB.

In the end, one will find Winetools/Sidenet or any derivates useful, the other
But those tools *should* become useless one day. And that is inargueable,
despite of any IQ.


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