Bug introduced in ws2_32.dll.so in version 0.9.39

Michael Stefaniuc mstefani at redhat.com
Tue Jul 24 10:47:38 CDT 2007

Christian Pradelli wrote:
>> Remember, Wine is still beta software. Releases are snapshots. Unless we 
>> have
>> a declared stable release there is no point in providing unstable updates 
>> for
>> old unstable releases.
>> Of course anyone is free to maintain a few older wine versions, for the
>> reasons stating above, and he is welcome to do so. However, I don't think 
>> we
>> should spoil any existing resources on that.
> I agree with you about fixing older snapshots.
> Somebody is this forum says that is possible that wine never comes to be 
> finished. If you think for a moment, also MSWindows never was finished, 
> always has bugs to fix, but developers learned to live with them and fix the 
> applications to works with that bugs.
> I did several changes to my application to be compatible with wine, but if 
> every time a new snapshot is released something is broken I can't support my 
That's the wrong approach. You shouldn't _need_ to make your application
compatible to Wine. If your up runs into Wine bugs please fix Wine
itself or at least open bug reports. Wine will make the efforts to be
bug compatible to Windows _if_ real life applications depend on that
behavior. But Wine won't be compatible to its own bugs.

> application to be "compatible with Wine".
> May be we can vote to chose the best working snapshot as manteined where 
> only critical bugfixes can be applied, so linux distributions can use it as 
> supported and software developers can use it too as reference to release 
> they software as "compatible with Wine".
> Also you can tell your customers to download "maintained version of wine" 
> from winehq.org and be shure that your application will work.
> This maintained snapshot could be released every 6 month with a good 
> regretion tests.
Something like that is the plan for Wine-1.0.

> Of course you will say that Codeweavers already do that, but due to the 
> price it's limited to expensive commercial applications, not for the small 
> or simple ones that costs less than crossoveroffice.

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