[Wine]Crossover and Free/Wine

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 13:02:07 CST 2004

On Thu, 04 Nov 2004 19:22:08 +0100, Diego 'Flameeyes' Pettenò
<flameeyes at users.berlios.de> wrote:
> Mark Knecht wrote:
> > What I do not understand so much about most Linux development flows is
> > the apparent rush to release without verified testing.
> Just a word: wine's aren't releases, they are CVS snapshots,
> work-in-progress stuff, not frozen, not tested, served as-is from the
> development tree.
> It's quite unusual for releases to happen every month in the same date,
> don't you think so?
> The snapshots are released with the only care that the sources compiles. No
> one said that they are bug-free.
> Regards,
> --
> Diego "Flameeyes" Pettenò
> flameeyes at users.berlios.de - http://flameeyes.web.ctonet.it/

Sure - I understand that, although they don't happen on the same date.
(20040505 or 20041019.) I get that they are development snapshots, and
if that's what developers want to call them I have no problem with

However, to users like me Wine is a program. A tool. It either works,
or it doesn't work. If it works, great. If it doesn't work, then
either we fix it or we don't use it.

Developers can call it a snapshot, but out here in user space EVERYONE
says 'what version are you using?'. To many users a version is a

Let's please not digress into a semantics argument. Let's talk about
how to make better tools.

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