WineHQ should discourage the use of cracks

Steve Brown sbrown7 at
Tue Mar 4 10:22:26 CST 2008

On Tue, 4 Mar 2008, Dan Kegel wrote:

> Vit Hrachovy <vit.hrachovy at> wrote:
>> > Apps that need cracks are simply
>> > not convenient or safe enough to merit a gold rating, IMHO.
>>  Copy protection is for me just an obstacle to skip through...
> I think you're setting the bar too low on usability.
> Software should not require jumping over obstacles of any sort to reach gold.

Many folks feel that they have to jump over the same bars on Windows -- 
Vit included, it seems.  Much of the commercial software I have to support 
is barely usable on its intended platform (wouldn't even get close to 
silver without "cracks").

Steve Brown
sbrown7 at

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