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  • #41
    Originally posted by pal666 View Post
    subj doesn't make wine non-portable
    It does not, but when they are rejecting things like gallium 9 because it is not portable, you don't expect them to do many Linux specific things.

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    • #42
      Originally posted by ryao View Post
      It does not, but when they are rejecting things like gallium 9 because it is not portable, you don't expect them to do many Linux specific things.
      Gallium 9 was not just rejected because it was no portable.
      https://wiki.winehq.org/AppDB_Rating_Definitions

      Platinum rating here is part of Wine project objectives "Works as well as (or better than) on Windows out of the box.". Gallium 9 being dx9 only meant it fails in fact made applications that were Platinum rating fail because the were horrible dx8/dx9 hybrids or enterprise dx9-dx10-dx11 hybrids.

      So doing Linux particular things that get closer to "Works as well as (or better than) on Windows out of the box." for the most number of applications possible. Yes out the box means user does not have to touch a single wine configuration just install and go this is quite a high bar. This high bar is why patches also get stuck in staging for so long at times.

      This kernel patch is something that could end up being used by mainline wine because it meeting the works out the box requirement. Please note freebsd has something like it for how it runs Linux binaries that wine could possible use there. OS X users could be left out in the cold but if apple does go arm cpus they are going to be hangover area anyhow.

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