shameful censoring of mono opposition

Remco remco47 at
Mon Jun 8 22:25:18 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 11:52 PM, David
Schlesinger<David.Schlesinger at> wrote:
> As Derek pointed out, Wine is indeed in the universal repository. You were
> completely mistaken about it, rendering your argument meaningless. The
> appropriate response at that point is to say, "I was wrong", not to try to
> switch to a completely different argument in mid-stream. Nobody's come
> within a parsec of suggesting that the codecs you mention should be part of
> the default install.

I guess you're really not getting my point. I was actually trying to
let you work that one out by comparing it to the codecs. Wine is not
in the default install, like the codecs, so it is *not* included in
Ubuntu. I'm *not* against Wine, and I'm *not* against Mono. I'm *not*
part of boycotnovell, and I'm *not* Mark Fink.

I *am* however, a lurker on the wine-devel mailinglist, and I
sometimes participate in discussions. I mess with Wine regularly to
try and get some games working. I sometimes contribute to the Wine
AppDB. I've filed bugs for Wine.

I haven't used Mono for anything yet, but I'm sure it will one day be
useful to me in Wine to run some .NET apps.

So please don't write me off as a useless troll when I have concerns
with any of these Windows 'emulators' being part of the default


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