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

Alexey Loukianov mooroon2 at mail.ru
Wed May 16 15:50:54 CDT 2012

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17.05.2012 00:16, Dan Kegel wrote:
> Frédéric Delanoy wrote: -Application works flawlessly with some DLL
> overrides, other settings or third party software. +Application works
> flawlessly with some DLL overrides, some patches applied, other settings or
> third party software.
> 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. - Dan

I thinks that using silver won't be correct here either. "Some patches" could
be treated too widely - and I think that we really don't want someone to use
patch that, say, changes most of the wineserver to be inproc, and then treat
it as "some patches" and rate an app as "Golden" with it. And an argument that
patching Wine isn't something that is easy for average user is also a valid

IMO if we want to handle "patched Wine" case in AppDB is some sane manner it
would be better just to add a separate flag for a testreport to indicate was
the Wine used for testing "vanilla" or not - it would make more sense for
users and would allow to display test results acquired with a patched Wine in
a  visually distinguishable way from reports acquired with vanilla Wine. Thus,
non-experienced users would be mostly checking results and ratings poster for
non-patched Wine, while geeks would be doing their geekish business that they
had always been doing.

Just two my cents.

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Alexey Loukianov                          mailto:mooroon2 at mail.ru
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