[Wine] Want to help Wine?

Darragh Bailey felix at compsoc.nuigalway.ie
Mon Oct 20 10:18:44 CDT 2008

On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 07:47:45AM -0500, Timeout wrote:
> I do not have an "attitude" as you mean. I make priorities like I do 
> every day on my business. Fixing IE is not my priority as the same way 
> fixing my software is not a priority to the developpers so let be it.
> Maybe the best thing I could do is to make a fund with the  other 51 
> users of Trados who want it on Linux but the ones for a mac and go with 
> a couple of $$$ dollars to codeweavers. Until then I'd better keep 
> quiet or I will be minsinterpreted.

Don't mean to speak for anyone else, but it might be you that is
misinterpretting what is being said. Refering to attitude doesn't always
mean that someone is refering to a 'nasty' attitute, it can also mean a
less productive way of doing things.

Not logging all bugs that occur means that when a developer works on
fixing bugs in an area of wine, they don't know that other apps may be
suffering from other bugs in the same area. 

By knowning what apps are affected by various bugs, it means that
developers can do additional testing to check that their fixes work in
all cases and not just for a small subset.

But if you have the attitute that you only log 1 bug and wait for that
to be solved before the next one, then developers could already have
worked on the areas that you have already seen bugs, fixed them for the
known affected apps at the time and moved on. But the fix doesn't work
for your apps and it could be some time before they come back to look at
that area again.

Personnally I think that if you don't log all the bugs you encounter
(assuming they are not duplicates), then you make it harder for
developers to help you.


"Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool."

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