Parameterizing the places Wine suggests people report bugs

Josh DuBois duboisj at
Mon Mar 18 19:18:16 CDT 2013

Hi all,

   There are a couple of places wine suggests that people report bugs to 
wine-devel.  The crash reporting dialog in winedbg suggests this, and a 
couple of places in code refer to wine-devel at in error messages.

   The configure script has a PACKAGE_BUGREPORT macro which could be 
used to allow someone building wine to redirect those errors somewhere else.

   At least for wine's crash dialog, an alternate approach for a 
repackager to redirect bug reports would be to read the url / email 
address for where to send bugs from the registry.

   Would Wine accept a patch for making winedbg read the 'destination' 
for bug reports from the registry or some other runtime variable?  Or 
would the project prefer to have all the bug reports routed directly to 
winehq, so that a repackager who wants to re-route bugs would have to 
build that facility on its own?

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