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LinuxNews.com: Wine Aging Gracefully

Sep 08, 2000, 20:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Developer Alexandre Julliard will serve no Wine before its time...."

"While Wine is still alpha software, "a lot of people are using it for all kinds of tasks (using Windows-only mail clients, playing games, running office tools, etc.)," Julliard explained."

"Although Wine's features are already being enjoyed by users, Julliard warns that a number of applications have yet to be tested for use with Wine. "There aren't really tasks that Wine is more useful for than others, it all basically depends on the status of the specific applications. For instance you can use Wine to play games, and a lot of people have great success doing that, but if the game you want has never been tested it probably won't work; same for office tools, mail tools, etc."

"The need for further applications testing creates another problem in development, Julliard said. "The problems users encounter are mostly bugs or partially implemented functions in Wine itself. We have a number of debugging mechanisms in place to allow users to generate bug reports, so that it is usually quite easy to fix problems once they are reported. But of course there are so many different applications out there that we haven't found all possible problems yet," he said."

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