WineHQ should discourage the use of cracks

Dan Kegel dank at
Tue Mar 4 12:04:47 CST 2008

On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 9:53 AM, Alexander Nicolaysen Sørnes
<alex at> wrote:
>  It might not be a good idea, but we could always introduce a new rating so
>  that we have
>  > >  Garbage: No functionality, impossible to set up
>  > >  Bronze: Somewhat functional, may require hacks
>  > >  Silver: Mostly functional, requires hacks
>  > >  Gold: Mostly functional, does not require hacks
>  > >   Ivory: Fully functional, requires hacks
>  > >  Platinum: Fully functional, does not require hacks
>  Not saying it's a good idea.

Too complicated.  Reminds me of the us government's terror threat
level index :-)

>  Otherwise, adding a 'difficulty' field sounds interesting.  This would allow
>  users to easily avoid apps that require a really complicated work-around,
>  such as patching and compiling Wine.  Then we could also add an option to
>  turn on warnings if an app requires a crack, or we could censor it
>  automatically based on GeoIP data.

Tempting but I think ultimately too complicated.   I think we should
stick with a single rating scheme that requires 'no fiddling' for gold
or platinum.

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