[Wine] Wine certification and corporate cooperation

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 08:11:52 CST 2009

2009/2/2 maninalift <wineforum-user at winehq.org>:

> Is there an effort to produce a wine certification? A badge/sticker that can be placed on a product to say "also runs on Linux using wine"
> Or perhaps, where the OS badges are placed a little tux and glass of wine.
> This would give companies an easy way to get there app running on Linux and provide a reason for them to contribute to Wine.
> Perhaps more important even than the badge would be some active courting of software producers. To let them know that they can easily open up a whole new market and generate a lot of good-will and publicity in the computing/IT community by adopting this early.

At present I think it's enough to get people to declare that they
officially support Wine as a platform. That's a signal to their users
that problems are valid application bugs, not (or not just) Wine bugs
- so we don't need to certify the apps, their users will provide the
impetus to make the app work properly on Wine.

So, who do we target to ask to officially support Wine?

* Apps that already work very well.
* Open source Windows apps - then any problems are visible on both sides.
* Shareware authors, particularly in obscure vertical markets -
anything that increases their publicity base is good.

Then we can add them to http://wiki.winehq.org/AppsThatSupportWine

- d.

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