Add "Wine FAQ" entry to Wine menu?

Dan Kegel dank at
Tue Jul 22 09:43:33 CDT 2008

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 3:11 AM, Scott Ritchie <scott at> wrote:
>> Recently, several newbies had trouble finding the FAQ
>> and were surprised to hear that it could be helpful.
>> Perhaps if our packages added a "Wine FAQ" menu
>> item, they'd have less trouble finding it.
> The FAQ is english only,

We could start translated versions.  I think nobody's tried yet because
it's intimidating.  (I had one offer to translate it into spanish,
not sure where that is.)

> it's a web site (unlike all other documentation),

Well, sure.  That's so users can edit it.

> and it contains a lot of unrelated information like
> stuff for newer versions or other distros.

I just looked, and I don't see a lot.  (Mainly the two Apple entries.)
That seems ok to me.

> Ideally, of course, users shouldn't have to read anything before being
> able to use Wine.

Of course.  But there will always be questions like "How do I run the
apps I had installed in XP without reinstalling them?", and for those,
we need to point the user to some documentation.

> As an alternative, I suggest that near release time we consider forking
> the FAQ, trimming all the unrelated stuff, polishing it up a bit, and
> bundling that as proper documentation (including being indexed by
> scrollkeeper and friends).

That might be nice, but it's a heck of a lot of work, and the FAQ
link is something that would be useful now.

> Additionally, there are some other documents we should update first and
> have them point to the Wine FAQ, most notably the pages on Wine in the
> Ubuntu Wiki and the sticky threads at the top of the Ubuntu Wine forum.

Why should we wait for that?
- Dan

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