Bug for beginners

Stephen Eilert spedrosa at gmail.com
Fri Aug 21 10:26:36 CDT 2009

On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 12:25 PM, Juan Lang <juan.lang at gmail.com> wrote:

> > As I understand from Wine's policies, functions should only be
> implemented
> > if an application requires them. If that's correct, a random search for
> > stubs isn't a good idea, because the follow up question would be "which
> > application requires this function?".
> We certainly prioritize functions that an application needs, but we
> don't prohibit code that doesn't identify an application that needs
> it.  It's true that we often ask on this mailing list which
> application needs a function, but I think that's generally when a
> patch looks strange for some other reason.  One of the usual reasons
> is that it's lacking a test.
> So, going back to the original advice:  if you can write good test
> cases for a function, then there's a decent chance you can implement
> it, and both tests and the implementation can find their way into
> Wine.  If you can't write good test cases, you'll have a much harder
> time getting your code into Wine.
> --Juan

Thanks for the clarification.


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