[keyboard] GetAsyncKeyState: request for fixing #5623

Rafał Miłecki zajec5polish at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 14:42:34 CST 2007

2007/11/26, Stefan Dösinger <stefandoesinger at gmx.at>:
> Am Montag, 26. November 2007 12:17:07 schrieb Rafał Miłecki:
> > 2007/11/7, Rafał Miłecki <zajec5polish at gmail.com>:
> > > Bug is quite well decribed in:
> > > http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5623 but if you don't
> > > understand this, I can try to explain more detailed.
> > >
> > > So my request is someone try to fix this bug. Anyone have a free
> > > moment for this, please?
> >
> > Really, not a chance for fixing this? I know you are busy, have own
> > life, efc. but... maybe? Anyone, please?
> The usual way for that is either to offer payment to someone to fix it, or fix
> it yourself.
> Offering bug bounties was tried in the past, but I don't know how well they
> worked. The issue is that usually affordable bounties are not comparable to
> usual salaries and the issues involved with handling the bounty and reading
> into the code. $100 for a bug bounty is quite a lot already, but at
> codeweavers we have some estimation that fixing a minor bug costs about $1000
> to $1500 to fix(http://www.codeweavers.com/services/engagements/) .
Sure, in a lot of cases the easiest way is to pay and get it done.
Unfortunately not every person is able to offer hundreds of $ (as I am

> So the most efficient way to get a bug fixed is to read into the code
> yourself.
I tried. I found function implementing GetAsyncKeyState but that's all
I was able to do. Improveing this implementation was much over my
little skills.

> The bottom line is that while a free software project may be freely
> downloadable, but it is not a place where one can expect service for free.
I understand that and hope there wasn't anything wrong in my request.
I tried be kind and ask for help, not demand it.

Rafał Miłecki

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