Re: Clarification of WineX packaging request
On Sat, 2002-05-25 at 17:47, Russell Coker wrote:
> But I think that this entire situation is not in your financial best
> interests. Since I first read about WineX I have wanted to try it, at one
> time I even wanted to package the SourceForge code for Debian. However most
> times I wanted to try it out it didn't even compile!
I wish to add to this. When I see a software package, the first question
I ask myself is "Is it in Debian?". If I see that it is in Debian, then
I will try it out immediately without further question.
Since I am more likely to use it, I am more likely to recommend it to
others. Some of these people may wish to purchase the commercial
If however, the software is not in Debian, the next questions are: Why
not? Can I package it for Debian?
If the license allows for free distribution, I consider it OK to package
it for Debian. If on the other hand, there is some indication that the
authors do not want their software in Debian, I will look for a solution
to my problem elsewhere, simply because deb files are the preferred way
of installing packages on Debian computers.
Brian May <email@example.com>
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