[Wine] Clarification of ratings...

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 09:45:34 CST 2009

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 4:54 AM, Derek McGowan <DMcGowan at deniment.on.ca> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Mckenzie [mailto:jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net]
> Sent: January 12, 2009 12:17 PM
> To: Derek McGowan; wine-users at winehq.org
> Subject: Re: [Wine] Clarification of ratings...
> Derek McGowan <DMcGowan at deniment.on.ca> wrote:
> Please bottom post on this list.
>>Austin English wrote:
>>On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 11:08 PM, jeffz <wineforum-user at winehq.org>
>>> dimesio wrote:
>>>> > By the same reasoning, some native dlls are out of the scope of
>>users who do are not licensed to use them.
>>>> I have to agree with Austin.  The AppDB is aimed at ordinary
>>>> (meaning
>>non-technical) users. Most of these users do not have the skill to
>>patch Wine, but most do have easy access to Windows dlls.
>>> It's not a matter of skill, it's a matter of willingness.  So long as
>>a user is apt in reading comprehension and they want to expend the
>>effort they can patch and build from source.
>>Which also requires finding out how to compile, getting the source
>>code, filling up your machine with development packages so you can
>>compile, etc.
>>This argument is moot anyway, as there's no way for us to force users
>>to rate apps by our standard.
>> I think there is a way to create a standard rating ... It involves
>>asking more specific questions when entering or updating an app in the
>>appdb, and making them required - like were non standard dlls required
>>(link must be provided), or was a non standard make of wine required
>>(as well as maybe a few others), and scoring these responses on a
> scale.
>>This could potentially provide users (experienced, and new) with a
>>rating giving us a fairly good idea of how difficult it may be to get
>>an app running under wine ...
>>Are you willing to undertake this work?  Since most of the web site is
> constructed by volunteers, here is >your opportunity to contribute.
>>I do agree that this needs to be addressed.  The 'average' nOOb would
> not attempt to compile Wine, but >would be willing to install Windows
> based dynamically linked library (dll) files if they were obtained from
>>a legal site (this definition varies based upon where the user is
> located.)
>>James McKenzie
> Sorry about the top posting ... Will try to remember to bottom post here
> form now on ...
>   I may shortly end up having to hire a DB programmer, that may have
> some spare time ... I could alocate some of his time to the AppDB ...
>   Could someone please provide me with a little more info about it ...
> Like backend, front end, size etc ...
>   I'm not positive I'll be able to help, but I'm certainly willing to
> look into and consider it ...
> Derek McGowan

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