[Wine] How can we improve WINE?
jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Fri Apr 3 14:17:10 CDT 2009
fcmartins <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote on Apr 3rd:
>> I would like to see better error handling, aka the Windows/MacOSX dump which captures
>> to a file and allows the user to report to Microsoft/Apple. Â The ignore feature is
>> one thing to be added.
>There are already plenty of bugs in the database waiting for attention ;-)
I agree. The appdb should have enough intelligence to figure out when a duplicate report is submitted through this method. We don't have enough folks to triage bugs if this were the case.
>Which is not to say there is no room for improvement in the handling of crashes and user support.
That is correct.
>At least, the crashes should not be silent: a dialog box with some explanation, a text box where
>to copy output info from (alternatively show how to use terminal), point people to this forum.
That might make people upset. However, they will have a place to send in reports.
>Make a bridge between appdb and wine, so that when a certain app crashes, an howto could be
>displayed, and/or a link to the appdb page is provided.
This is a good thought, but what happens when the application is not in the AppDB? Users are trying to use new programs all the time. Should we allow them to create a new entry and provide input? These are items for discussion.
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