[Wine] How can we improve WNE?

Warren Dumortier nwarrenfl at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 09:59:05 CDT 2009

Hello everybody.

I'm a (quite) happy WINE user, but i would like to propose some things to
the WINE developers.

Something important imo, is that it must be easy to use for the user, and
some things could be better, here are some ideas to improve it by using

1. Add an option to disable/enable/edit debug channels for all programs. As
you may know, a lot of programs runs faster (especially games, can be +40%
faster), so having an easy way to do this thourgh Winecfg would be a nice

2. Be able to configure some registry kets through Winecfg, especially
OffscreenRenderingMode, UseGLSL and VideoMemorySize, why not put a button in
the Graphics tab that would show up an "Advanced condifuration" window?

3. When a program crashes, show up a window with the debugging information,
so you shouldn't always run the program in terminal. And if debugging is
disabled, say to the user it crashed, but he/she needs to enable debugging.

4. Optional imo and not very important imo: add some color schemes in
Winecfg, not themes, but some color variations. But that's really not needed
in my opinion.

I know a lot of people will respond and critic what i propose, but i really
think those little improvements (not really hard to code i presume?) could
make WINE better for users...

Please read this as an user point of view...

Thanks, kind regards.
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