On April 21, 2014 1:55:21 PM PDT, Girvin Herr wrote:
back then, it seemed that the wine devs were focused on getting proprietary games working, not
apps such as ms Access.
In defence of the Wine developers, the focus onproprietary games was due to two factors:
* That is what people were wanting to use WINE for;
* For various reasons, making Wine compatible with those games, made Wine compatibe with more
non-targetted software, than focussing specifically on MSO, or other business-orientated software
would make it.
In the last four or so years, the WINE developers have tried to keep WINE compatible with the
current version of MSO, as well as all the old versions, and all of the proprietary games. This
task has not been easy, and compatibility has broken in both targetted and non-targetted software
'Tis better to go native than to emulate.
Whilst that is true, in too many instances, not only are there are no viable FLOSS substitutes, but
the odds of a viable substitute appearing are on a par with the Chicago Cubs winning the Stanley
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