Canonical and wine

Austin English austinenglish at
Fri Dec 12 13:01:15 CST 2008

On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 12:59 PM, Steven Edwards <winehacker at> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 1:34 PM, Austin English <austinenglish at> wrote:
>> I think you have a bit too much faith in the AppDB. If I had a nickel
>> for every times I've seen platinum and gold ratings for apps that had
>> dozens of native dlls or complicated scripts to work around wine bugs,
>> I'd be a much richer man.
>> I know that this wouldn't be used for a lot of apps, just really
>> popular ones that (assumedly) at least a few developers have
>> used/verified, but worth pointing out nonetheless.
> It might be possible to have some sort of certification system setup
> whereby the maintainer of the appdb entry signs off on the information
> being correct. I could see a fit for some sort of tool being developed
> to automate this whole process for apps that are certified but this is
> thinking too far ahead. When I get some time I'll see if I can put
> together a proof of concept IE deb package.

Many times the maintainers are the ones giving those falsely inflated ratings.

I could see this being useful for really popular apps, and in a small
enough number to where a developer or AppDB admin could sign off on


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