Re: Call for Translators

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On Sun, 2013-06-16 at 08:52 +0200, Francois Gouget wrote:
> On Sun, 16 Jun 2013, Yaron Shahrabani wrote:
> > Hey Francois, sorry for trolling but I guess this is the time to revisit
> > our stand regarding web translation platform (because I suspect it might be
> > the cause for the lack of participation).
> > 
> > What do you guys think?
> Do you mean the stance on making sure every contribution is properly 
> attributed to its author? I don't think that's negotiable.
As a native English speaker I'm not really affected by WINE's language

My main gripe with WINE is the evident lack of regression testing. I use
wine to run a few gliding-related applications (SPINE, TPSelect) and the
PC testing versions of LK8000 and XCSoar. These are so little used by
the rest of the (mainly game playing?) WINE community that any test
ratings etc for them are kicked off WINEdb by the developers. However,
all have been very badly affected when new WINE versions fail to run
versions of these apps that have been running correctly. 

The combination of this behaviour and the constant discussions of
'regressions' on this list and the forum have convinced me that proper
regression testing is not part of the WINE culture. Speaking as a
developer who invariably writes a test harness and a set of regression
tests with expected results for every piece of reusable code and most
applications that I am responsible for, I think the WINE attitude to
regression testing needs an overhaul and that WINE can't be considered a
reliable and useful piece of software until its developers introduce
rigorous regression testing harness for existing code and refuse to
accept patches and enhancements that aren't accompanied good regression


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