How to phrase Wine's success rate

Alexander Nicolaysen Sørnes alex at
Sun May 25 05:43:18 CDT 2008

> When making announcements about Wine 1.0, it's useful
> to include an objective measure of how well it works for
> the average app, one that correctly conveys both
> Wine's promise and its limitations.
> Our current appdb stats are:
> Platinum        1500
> Gold            1763
> Silver          1194
> Bronze          1071
> Garbage         2512
> That's 19% platinum and 41% gold-or-platinum.
> (Given rating inflation, we probably shouldn't claim that silver
> or below means "working" for the average person.)
> How about:
> "Of the apps we have tested with Wine, about 20% work well,
> and about another 20% work but have some glitches."
> That assumes we don't have too many regressions.
> It'd be nice if the appdb could give finer grained
> summaries, e.g. counts of apps that had actually been
> tested with wine-1.0rc*.
> - Dan

Great idea! Should be easy to do once the filtering system is in place.  I'm 
not sure when it will be applied to the appdb source, though.

Alexander N. Sørnes

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