OK I know that this is not the best place to propose this kind of idea, that's why I proposed to make a "Linux / FLOSS brainstorm page"
So take this idea more of an test-tube to see if it's supported, so that I can propose it to WineHQ or some where...
Wine is really good project and application, but I feel it's a bit too big, and trying to do too much.
This means that some things were supported, but are no longer supported..
Let me just show it on my example:
My favourite game is Medieval 2: Total War, and it supposed to work really good on Wine. But that's not the case, if you go look in AppDB you'll se it works fine in Ubuntu 7.10 and newest Gentoo but it's marked as garbage on newest Wine and Ubuntu.
That's because sometimes Wine breaks backward compatibility.
So I think if Wine would be broke-up in Wine-Office, Wine-games and Wine-apps it might work better.
Just take a look at "Wine-games". Now you have many of Wine hacks like Play on Linux or WineDoors to get better support for games, but if there would be an Wine-games all this "hacks" could be merged under one project...
The same thing goes for other "Wines"...
This is an sub-idea that should not be considered as a part of the main idea...
(Look at IdeaTorrent to see how this will be done in "future" Brainstorm)
Maybe this broken Wines could be less than an app and more like some daemons.
I still think that mono could be used to provide .NET framework, that so many games need.
Just put an installatin disk of M2:TW or GTA4 and you'll see what I mean...
Any comments are welcomed!