Mike Hearn mike at plan99.net
Sun Nov 27 07:51:30 CST 2005

On Thu, 24 Nov 2005 20:08:04 +0100, Stephan Hermann wrote:
> So do you think it would be a good idea to put Putty.exe into the wine 
> package, because it's opensource?

Sure, I don't see any reason why something like Putty.exe couldn't be put
into Ubuntu if it worked with Wine (IIRC it does), or even included with
Wine itself if upstream had a use for it. I don't see why it'd be useful
on Linux but you never know.

> Do you think it's wise, to package windows firefox together with wine, because 
> it's opensource?

That may become a technical necessity in future, so watch your
examples closely.

> Thinking about userland windows applications/libraries in a wine package, I, 
> as packager would remove them. They don't belong to the original source 
> package named wine.

You are *AGAIN* stating you would interfere with upstream technical
decisions for no good reason other than "I don't like it". That is
unacceptable. It's not your place, nor the distributions, to override
upstream decisions in that way.

thanks -mike

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