[appdb] Applications working flawlessly using patched wine should be rated Gold

Rosanne DiMesio dimesio at earthlink.net
Wed May 16 15:48:53 CDT 2012

On Wed, 16 May 2012 13:16:11 -0700
Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com> wrote:

> Really?  IMHO they should still be silver.  Patches are very hard for the
> average user to deploy without a third party front end like POL,
> and appdb is not about POL.
AppDB test reports are supposed to reflect the performance of the Wine release tested. Strictly speaking, we shouldn't allow any workarounds at all, but we'd have to throw out most of the accumulated data if we made that change. IMO, a reasonable compromise draws the line at what an ordinary, non-technical user can reasonably be expected to know how to do. Copying files, even whole directories, is something everyone can be expected to know. Patching and compiling Wine isn't. 

Rosanne DiMesio <dimesio at earthlink.net>

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