[Article] WINE and the importance of application compatibility
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.
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Wine developer http://wiki.winehq.org/KaiBlin
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Will code for cotton.
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