AppDB, ratings and native vs. builtin trouble

Rosanne DiMesio dimesio at
Wed May 16 08:34:42 CDT 2012

On Wed, 16 May 2012 14:14:30 +0400
Alexey Loukianov <mooroon2 at> wrote:

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> How should we treat situations like that? From user PoV it's "Platinum" - app is
> working out of the box. From real side of things - it is "Gold", as native dll
> override is required for app to function - Wine's stubbed xaudio2
> implementation is obviously not enough for game to work.

If the user didn't have to manually do anything, it should be rated platinum. 

> P.S. Aside from that, I want to once again bring up the discussion on
> extending AppDB so more detailed test reports would be possible. IMO it might
> be reasonable to add to AppDB test report form is an ability to specify
> whether the version used was "vanilla" or "patched with some out-of-tree
> patches" one. For most reporters sane default would be "vanilla", while at
> some circumstances most of the test reports would come for "patched" version:
> good examples are SW:KOTR, WoT, D3 and many other games that require
> out-of-tree patches to function best under Wine.

Ratings should be based on unpatched Wine. Users can mention in the extra comments section that patching Wine will fix a particular problem. 

Rosanne DiMesio <dimesio at>

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