Wine on OLPC
truiken at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 18:07:23 CDT 2008
On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 5:59 PM, Benjamin M. Schwartz
<bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
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> Dear Wine developers,
> I am attempting to package Wine for OLPC. My goal is to enable packaging
> individual windows programs into OLPC "Activity bundles" with wine. I
> have encountered a handful of problems along the way. One of them is bug
> #12507, for which I have sent a patch. A few others are:
> 1. Decorations on the Desktop window.
> I am running in Desktop mode, because this provides the best integration
> with the OLPC operating system. However, the desktop window has
> decorations on it, which I do not want. I want the desktop to be a
> fullscreen window. It seems that recent patches to x11drv may make this
> possible, but I could find no way in 0.9.59.
> What should I do to run the Desktop as a full-screen window, or as a
> normal window without decorations?
> 2. Non-ownership of .wine/
> The OLPC security system is designed to run each program under a different
> unix uid, as a form of lightweight sandboxing. My system is set up to
> create a .wine/ directory the first time the program is run. The second
> time the application is run, it doesn't work because the .wine directory
> is owned b a different user, so I get "path/.wine is not owned by you". I
> have tried doing "chmod a+rwx" to .wine/ on the first run, but Wine still
> refuses to run, even though it has full access, because it's not the owner.
> Would you consider patches to exchange the uid check for a rwx access check?
No, that check was added to keep users from running Wine as root.
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