Where are we going on multiuser?

Alexandre Julliard julliard at winehq.com
Fri Nov 23 18:51:56 CST 2001

"Bill Medland" <medbi01_1 at accpac.com> writes:

> What is our vision on support for multiple users on a single computer?
> I know that WINEPREFIX allows us to use something other than $HOME/.wine for
> the base of everything but as far as I can see the whole design still
> requires a different WINEPREFIX for each user.  (e.g. the socket is in
> wine-server-<hostname> and there is no apparent support for the system.reg,
> user.reg and userdef.reg being in different places).

You need one WINEPREFIX per user yes. You can use global registry
files by creating symlinks to global files in the user WINEPREFIX. The
usual way is to wrap your app in a shell script that will populate the
user's WINEPREFIX if it doesn't exist yet.

There are plans for splitting registry files into separate sections
with some kind of include mechanism, but nothing implemented yet.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at winehq.com

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