appdb rating inflation
Ben Hodgetts (Enverex)
ben at atomnet.co.uk
Wed Jan 3 04:10:52 CST 2007
Frank Richter wrote:
> On 03.01.2007 04:00, Dan Kegel wrote:
>> No manual editing of files, no winecfg settings, no native DLLs, no
>> install scripts, and no cracks are allowed for a Platinum rating.
> Giving a set of points may lead to some people think "hey to run
> MyApplication I just have to <some obscure workaround>. It's not in
> the list, so lets rate it platinum!". So maybe put some generalized
> criterium in front of that list: "The application should install and
> run on a fresh, unmodified Wine, from original installation media.
> That means, among other things, no manual editing of files, ..."
> OTOH, there are not much "obscure workarounds" not covered by that
> list. Manually editing the registry might be one that should be be
> disallowed. Also, you mentioned apps that only run as root; this might
> be worthwhile to disallow, too.
I'd have to disagree on the NoCD bit simply because the AppDB will only
ever end up with a handful of Platinum games at best due to the fact
that copy-protection code will not be implemented for quite some time,
if ever when really other than that easily workaroundable point the game
may work perfectly.
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