[Wine]Quicken 2004 Report windows
dclark at akamail.com
Tue Oct 12 12:45:54 CDT 2004
>>With current versions of Wine, registry creation is
>>a runtime task. That
>>is, when Wine is run, it looks for a ~/.wine
>>directory. If none is
>>found, it creates one and populates it with default
>>registry entries. If
>>a ~/.wine is already there, is is left untouched.
> Very interesting... I used to have these concerns,
> and then a few weeks ago, I saw them echoed on
> Winehq.com . See here:
Okay, I should not have said that "If a ~/.wine is already there, is is
left untouched." An upgrade can add certain keys to the registry, but
these are always Wine specific keys.
This is actually somewhat new to Wine (this year I think). Slowly but
surely, everything that was once in ~/.wine/config is moving into the
registry. In fact, by default Wine no longer creates a ~/.wine/config in
a new installation, though you can create one manually and add entries
to it. Eventually, and probably not too far into the future, the config
file will no longer be used at all, and will probably even be ignored.
As for the registry entries inserted by an application, Wine does not
mess with those when upgrading. It never has, and I think I can safely
say never will.
I guess perhaps you are you referring to the statement "If you upgrade
to this new version, please re-setup your whole wine configuration and
merge over your data."? But that was only a suggestion, to avoid the
inherent difficulty of making automatic update work flawlessly as the
shift is made from the config file to the registry. But that is not the
path Wine has chosen to go, and I doubt that Alexandre would go that route.
So in theory, in some cases, I suppose certain Wine specific things
might break when upgrading Wine, though I consider this very unlikely.
However that should only affect something that you had in your config
file, which did not get merged into the registry. In general, these
changes should be completely invisible to the typical user.
All of this is a very long winded way of saying don't bother
reinstalling apps when upgrading Wine ;) Yes, things that worked before
sometimes break when Wine is upgraded. But in the vast majority of
cases, this is due to changes in the Wine code, not due to registry entries.
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