Wine application compatibility

Rob rob.seger at
Sat Sep 29 15:02:30 CDT 2007

I understand there are many apps that need more sophisticated tweaking than the average wine user,
even a contributor to the appdb, would be able to do. There are also quite a number of far less
sophisticated tweaks, like needing to be run in win2k and not winXP for example, that are equally
critical to getting application Y to run. Why not have them all in the same place? The open source
model: I'll add what I know and can, you add what you know and can, and together hopefully all of us
will be able to add enough that it's a complete list of tweaks.

There's always the question of dealing with fools and malicious people, and I believe that's what
you were getting at when you spoke of 'filtering' the repository. Wouldn't the wiki model should
work for that? - you have to register to update, and you'll be banned if you hurt the project. It
seems to me that there are enough contributors to appdb to support a system like this, do you agree?


Roderick Colenbrander wrote:
>> This sounds like the kind of thing that the devs should work to provide
>> the functionality for, but
>> that the user base should actually maintain. For example, appdb could
>> become a place where users
>> could suggest, test, and finalize said tweaks for each application. There
>> would then be a way for
>> wine to use a small 'database' of that information which could be packed
>> with each release or
>> downloaded from the appdb site (both would seem the best way to go with
>> that). The devs aren't
>> responsible for maintaining the list of tweaks (that's a waste of their
>> time), but the users can
>> still benefit from it.
>> Rob
> It could be maintained at lets say appdb but the problem is filtering on what should be in the database and what not. Just a setting to get a program running or a dll override isn't. It is for programs which really need fixups like the ones I described. Not everyone can maintain such a list.
> Roderick

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