Article on wine development strategy

Reece Dunn msclrhd at
Sat Apr 18 10:13:50 CDT 2009

2009/4/18 Rosanne DiMesio <dimesio at>:
> On Sat, 18 Apr 2009 15:22:34 +0100
> Reece Dunn <msclrhd at> wrote:
>> That also brings up a good point as to why focusing on applications -
>> even those used by a large number of people - is only part of the
>> equation: every user is different.
> Happiness is a subjective state that depends as much on the user's expectations as it does on actual performance. I'd count myself as a mostly happy user, but I came in with fairly low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Users with unreasonable expectations are always going to be frustrated.

That is true. Wine continues to improve, so more applications tend to
work. For those applications, there are bound to be some things that
don't work right or look right. And then there are regressions, but
such is the nature of software :).

Out of interest, which applications do you use? And what are the
issues that, when resolved, would make you a happy user? (You could be
our second user in this experiment ^_^).

- Reece

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