[Wine] Fw: Re: An idea for the appdb

James Mckenzie jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Wed Feb 11 08:28:56 CST 2009

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>From: James Mckenzie <jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net>
>Sent: Feb 11, 2009 7:27 AM
>To: Ben Klein <shacklein at gmail.com>
>Subject: Re: An idea for the appdb
>Ben Klein <shacklein at gmail.com> wrote:
>>2009/2/11 Luke Benstead <kazade at gmail.com>:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I was thinking earlier it would be quite nice if when I double clicked
>>> a Windows app in GNOME it would display a nice dialog saying something
>>> like "This Windows application may not run correctly as it is
>>> currently rated Silver. Please report any bugs to the Wine project.
>>> Continue | Cancel". Obviously this kind of functionality is not a job
>>> for Wine, but for the distro. Still, it got me thinking how this kind
>>> of functionality might be achieved.
>>There's been quite a bit of discussion along these lines recently.
>>Unfortunately, AppDB simply isn't reliable enough for this type of
>>dependence. With any luck, that will change when the recently
>>discussed redesign of test data submissions is set up, but it'd still
>>take a long time for sensible data to become reasonably usable.
>Another area to think about is that users should be able to opt-in for this 
>type of functionality.  Surprising users is not a good thing when they go
>to run their favorite application.  This may drop the load on the system, 
>and give users an idea what is going on.
>James McKenzie

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