appdb rating inflation

Francois Gouget fgouget at
Thu Jan 4 06:46:59 CST 2007

On Tue, 2 Jan 2007, Dan Kegel wrote:
> Silver
> Application installs and works well for 'normal' use, but some features may
> be broken.  For instance, a game that works fine in single-player but
> not in multi-player,
> or a media player that works fine for mp3 files but not for DRM-protected
> files.
> No manual editing of files or cracks are allowed for Silver ratings,
> but winecfg settings, native DLLs, or third-party install scripts may
> be required.

Independently from the rest of the discussion, I think that not allowing 
editing files but allowing install scripts (which can edit files) is 
contradictory. That's from the 'rate how much tweaking Wine needs' point 
of view. If you're looking at it from the 'how hard is it to install/run 
the application' point of view then maybe it's ok, even if the install 
script performs some deep / invasive Wine tweaks.

Francois Gouget <fgouget at>    
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