When Is An Open-Source Project Ready?
Jun 27, 2008, 15:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"I've been getting told that my recent review of KDE 4 wasn't
fair because KDE 4 isn't really ready for prime time. My response:
'When is any program, especially an open-source program,
"I'm not making light of this criticism of my review. WINE,
everyone's favorite way to run Windows programs on Linux, just
reached 1.0 status after 15-years in the making. Its developers
freely admit that while it's very, very good at what it does, it's
far from perfect. None-the-less, many of us, including yours truly,
have been using WINE for more than a decade.
"Is it ready? It's not only been ready, it's been useful for
years. It's also only now a 1.0 release..."