[Wine] Detecting a programm runs using Wine
austinenglish at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 12:07:35 CST 2009
On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 12:03 PM, Charity Abbott <angeliqer at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 12:39 PM, Austin English <austinenglish at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 11:35 AM, antoniong <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
>>> Is there absolutelu no (unofficial) way to detect whether a programm is running using Wine?
>>> In this way a programm could decide to use other routines for those features that do not work fine using Wine.
>> There are several ways, but it's not recommended. If wine fixes those
>> bugs in the future, the program may break. File bugs, write testcases
>> and get the bug fixed properly.
> This is done in a round about way already. Lots of programs
> (especially games) come with configuration files that turn features on
> and off. AppDB tells you what configuration works. The only downside
> to this is the user has to know enough to set it up properly. If a
> programmer wanted to make it easier for a program to run on Linux, it
> really should be ported to Linux rather than working through wine.
> Wine is mainly for those uncooperative programmers.
Not necessarily. It takes a lot more effort, money and time to port to
a native Linux app. That also leaves OS X/FreeBSD/OpenSolaris users
out in the cold.
Tweaking an app to work both on Wine and Windows is *much* easier.
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