Is Wine a platform for Codeweaver to make money?! Please help
tony.lambregts at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 15:52:22 CDT 2007
Kai Blin wrote:
> Granted. I've been doing that when I had some spare time. Working on winsock
> bugs, I can tell that about one in ten bug reports is detailed enough (after
> requesting more information) to actually nail down a bug. For the nine other
> bug reports, you can spend a lot of time searching the bug, so yes, enough to
> keep you busy.
We agree that Lousy bug reports are abundant
>>> Most users will figure out that clicking "use the override" will make
>>> less problems than the other button. I'm not sure that'll lead to easier
>>> bug reports.
>> In fact this can lead to the situation where the user gets into the habit
>> of always copying in as many native DLLs as he can and always overriding to
>> native which is why we hate WineTools.
> And how exactly is automatically using native dlls if found in the
> application's directory going to help? Won't people get into the habit of
> putting as many native dlls as possible into the application's working
> directory as well?
I doubt that, if they were to do that they are still more likely to go
the route of putting them in the system directory and doing a global
override because its easier.
> I agree we probably won't loose much, but I'm not sure what we're going to
> win, apart from easier dll overrides.
1. Fewer lousy bug reports because when the bug is reported it will be
2. More applications working out of the box.
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