Moving Forward in Ubuntu (Wine, Debian and Universe)

Olafur Arason olafra at
Sat Mar 12 13:04:40 CST 2005

Wine really needs some desktop integration love. Part of that problem
is that most
of the developers in wine like how windows program look and strive to make them
look more like that. Which is a little bit understandable because most programs
expect the the programs to look a certain way, see some programs under
Window XP. But some really useful things like a gtk file selector, gtk
tool, mozilla plug in ala codeweavers plug in and possible a gtk theme would to
wonders for windows program integration. But like I said the wine
programmer aren't
understandably the most likely people to do this, it would be like asking kde
developers to make gtk file selector work in kde programs, which would also be

Olafur Arason

On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 10:25:10 -0800, Matt Zimmerman <mdz at> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 12, 2005 at 01:28:18AM -0800, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> > That sounds like a great idea.  The main issue with Debian was that they
> > really didn't HAVE a policy or decision-making authority for what to do
> > when a maintainer isn't making the best product possible, preferring
> > instead to defer to the maintainer's desires regardless of pesky things
> > like user complaints, lingering bugs, or unmet release schedules.
> >
> > Frankly, I think one of these days we may want to consider moving Wine
> > into the supported section.  It's certainly an application users would
> > like to work easily and functionally, and I'd like to help move us
> > there.
> I'd very much like to see WINE move into supported, and perhaps even
> integrate it more closely with the desktop to ease the transition for users
> coming from Windows.
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