[Article] WINE and the importance of application compatibility

Kai Blin kai.blin at gmail.com
Tue May 19 02:47:07 CDT 2009

On Tuesday 19 May 2009 01:45:14 Scott Ritchie wrote:

> I don't think we'll get much traction with this unless we can reasonably
> tell them they only need to test the stable Wine release.  But 1.0 is
> pretty old these days, so they probably won't bother.
> I'll add it to my list of evangelism to do after Wine 1.2 hits.  And
> also not-so-subtly suggest this is another reason Wine 1.2 needs to
> happen sooner ;)

There's two sides to this, though. From an ISV perspective, there's something 
as "release too often". I've heard fom many distros that they're not too 
happy about Samba doing a minor version bump twice a year these days. Of 
course I guess a Wine stable release once a year is reasonable, assuming we 
try really hard to not regress between stable releases. That depends on being 
able to test a lot of applications, though.


Kai Blin
WorldForge developer  http://www.worldforge.org/
Wine developer        http://wiki.winehq.org/KaiBlin
Samba team member     http://www.samba.org/samba/team/
Will code for cotton.
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