David.Goodenough at David.Goodenough at
Tue Aug 7 05:33:51 CDT 2001

Curiously (on the subject of InstallSheild) I have just successfully
installed the latest (5.0.8) Lotus Notes client on a wine system (latest
tarball) and the new Lotus installer is InstallSheild based.  It ran
perfectly EXCEPT that the program would not terminate.  The Lotus installer
takes over the whole screen, and that went away, but wine never returned to
the command line.  As far as I could see there were no messages about locks
or anything.

The only error message the installer came up with was a dialog saying
"AddFolderIcon" failed.

I had also understood that there was now a facility to add programs that
would have installed themselves into the Windows startup menu into the KDE
menu structure.  I am running KDE 2.2 from CVS if it matters.  But nothing
appeared.  Had I understood wrong, or do I need to try to do some

Ove Kaaven <ovehk at> on 08/07/2001 07:55:41 AM

To:   Rein Klazes <rklazes at>
cc:   wine-devel at (bcc: David Goodenough/DGA/GB)
Subject:  Re: CoGetClassObject

On Tue, 7 Aug 2001, Rein Klazes wrote:

> On Tue, 7 Aug 2001 01:12:34 +0200 (CEST), you wrote:
> >
> > > It couldn't get it from the ikernel.exe because I think
> > > it's encoded somehow (unicode, MultiByte??).
> >
> > It doesn't look encoded, it's just different (it's most likely what is
> > boasted as the "Typelib 2 Format"). Win2000's stdole32.tlb also uses
> > new format (it has a "SLTG" signature instead of the old "MSFT").
> SLTG is the old format, MSFT came later. Wine can (natively) only read

Allright, but the most important question remains: who will volunteer to
reverse engineer these SLTG typelibs and make Wine able to read them, so I
can concentrate on the actual COM marshaling stuff (which is pretty hard
enough as it is), so we can finally get those @#&% InstallShields up?

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