i have itunes 7.60 successfully running on f10 kde 4.2

James Hawkins truiken at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 19:46:48 CDT 2009

On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 8:29 PM, EA Durbin <ead1234 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 1:05 PM, AllenDavidNiven
> <AllenDavidNiven <at> globalfone.biz> wrote:
>> who can i pay to make this on the wine that i have
>> is $100 ok ?
>>That's generous of you, but also humorous.  I can't remember the last
>>estimate we had of how much work it would take, but it's on the order
>>of tens of thousands of dollars.  That's assuming it's not impossible
>>to get the ipod touch/iphone driver working in Wine.
>>James Hawkins
> I don't know how many people I've shown linux who would convert if only it
> ran iTunes, I've demonstrated the operating system to dozens and it's a
> comon feedback I hear. Itunes is a major application and a huge inhibitor of
> linux adoption.
> But unless we get tens of thousands of dollars up front we shouldn't focus
> development effort on a huge attraction to the Linux operating system and
> lets ridicule someone when they do offer monetary support because it isn't
> significant enough.

Lighten up, it wasn't ridicule.  Allen offered his support in the way
of money for this project, and I offered a realistic estimate of how
much it will cost.

> After all we don't want to vastly increase our potential customer base and
> potentially get several $70 per crossover professional license or $40 per
> standard license fees, but rather wait until someone writes a hefty check to
> port it up front.

Your idealism is all well and good until one realizes that it costs
time and thus money to fix iTunes in Wine, neither of which is scarce
these days.  Who do you propose will fix it?

> If you build it they will come.

Patches welcome.

James Hawkins

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