do ERR messages imply bugs?

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at
Sun Apr 12 16:39:43 CDT 2009

Vincent Povirk wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 3:05 PM, Vitaliy Margolen
> <wine-devel at> wrote:
> Ok, but my point is (and I'm not saying we should necessarily do
> this), according to the Wine Developer's Guide an err is something
> that we should be concerned about, by definition. If we buy this, and
> some current err messages are often harmless, implying no loss of
> important functionality, they should be changed to some other channel.
+1.  If the report is not an error which will cause problems then it
should be something else, like a Warning that your program may not
function in the way you expect or a fixme, with a note that the
requested function is not implemented.  There are way to many error
messages that are causing concerns with our users.

James McKenzie

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