[Wine] One application that I would like to see work.

A. Tres Finocchiaro tres.finocchiaro at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 09:32:46 CST 2008

Opera only works for certain platforms and closed source, so its inherently
a disease to the idea behind Linux.

In some cases, its worth paying for pre-compiled versions of proprietary
software for linux.  IBM does this for x86 for their lotus notes
application, and also for their iSeries Client access.

I'm not saying I don't support the idea, but that company's site looks like
they're relatively small.  To ask a community to bombard them with emails is
rude and selfish.

Photoshop is on a different scale, it is a standard, and part of today's
every-day vocabulary.  Using photoshop as an example of an application that
you "don't use", but "still request linux support for" is a weak argument.

There is certainly a contradiction between "runs on Linux" and "closed
source" Linux and the Open Unixes are the only widespread PC operating
systems to change Kernels on a monthly basis, and they're the only thing out
that can be compiled to run on any platform.  As long as new platforms are
developed, more requests for precompiled close source applications will
surface, and you will again be sending this SPAM email to a bunch of people
that don't program their own joysticks.


On Fri, Feb 8, 2008 at 8:02 AM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 08/02/2008, A. Tres Finocchiaro <tres.finocchiaro at gmail.com> wrote:
> > They do offer a wide range of Windows versions.  Programming hardware is
> > probably a rarity through wine.  How often do you need to do this?
>  Would a
> > VMWare + Windows combination suffice?
> >
> > The issue with companies programming for Linux is they'd most often need
> to
> > open up the source (alternately they could write it in java, or release
> a
> > binary for each platform).
> Oh, is Opera written in Java, or open source? Is Matematica? There is
> no contradiction between "runs on Linux" and "closed source".
> >  My suggestion for you is to reverse engineer
> > their software, or find out what wine is missing.
> > I don't know one person
> > that needs this software, so I can't justify sending them the request,
> > sorry! :)
> I don't know one person who needs Photoshop. But I still requested
> that Adobe port it. In fact, I bug them every few months on the
> subject. But I will tell you the name of one person who does need the
> aforementioned software: Saurian (The OP).
> Dotan Cohen
> http://what-is-what.com
> http://gibberish.co.il
> א-ב-ג-ד-ה-ו-ז-ח-ט-י-ך-כ-ל-ם-מ-ן-נ-ס-ע-ף-פ-ץ-צ-ק-ר-ש-ת
> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

- Tres.Finocchiaro at gmail.com
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