Packaging of PlayOnLinux

drago01 drago01 at
Thu Oct 15 05:55:35 UTC 2015

On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 5:46 PM, Bastien Nocera <bnocera at> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> Dne 14.10.2015 v 16:50 Bastien Nocera napsal(a):
>> > If the application cannot work without downloading anything, or being
>> > supplied
>> > third-party (sometimes proprietary) applications, then it's closer to an
>> > emulator than a front-end that's generally useful.
>> The guidelines speaks about *dependencies*.
>> I think that the idea behind this wording was "runtime dependencies". To deny
>> application which can not even run without
>> those proprietary deps.
>> PlayOnLinux is mainly for games, but you can run any Windows program using
>> that. Even Gimp or Firefox (I could not
>> remember program which does not have native linux version and is free).
>> So it may not be useful for you, but it can be useful for somebody else.
>> For me PlayOnLinux is much closer to virt-manager.
>> > And emulators aren't allowed in Fedora.
>> What?
>> You mean like Wine, all those terminal emulators, QEMU, atari++, hercules,
>> fuse-emulator and lots of others?
> The ones listed here:

Wel the reason is not "because they are emulators" but "If it requires
ROMs (or image files in any format) of copyrighted or patented
material to be useful (and the owners of those copyrights and patents
have not given their express written permission), then it's not
permitted. " ... so "emulators aren't allowed is not what the
guidelines say" (the wording is a bit odd though).

As for PlayOnLinux its nothing more than a WINE frontend. So there
shouldn't be anything wrong with packing it. You can use it it run
free / freeware windows apps or windows apps (games) that you actually
bought and therefore you do not violate anyone's copyright by using

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