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eric pouech eric.pouech at wanadoo.fr
Wed Nov 28 13:04:53 CST 2001

"Ryan C. Stallings" wrote:
> Hello all,
>         I am new to the wine scene and would like to try my hand at a little wine
> hacking.  Are there any bugs out there that would be easy for a newbie to fix
> while letting me learn a bit about the inner workings of wine?  I have read
> all the material about getting started developing, but I am just lacking a
> bit of direction on what to work on :)
> Thanks for your help,
> ryan
you can also look at François call for volunteers 3 months ago (I
removed the part
which have been worked on)


 * PrgWin95/98: System metrics differ from the Win9x values
   #48: http://wine.codeweavers.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=48
   One day I'll fix this one... I swear. Unless you want to work on
   it first. In that case I'll provide you with my test application and
   dumps of the metrics for Win95, Win98, NT4, 2000, ...

 * The doc about the command line arguments and the config file is out
   of date. See TextCP, XVideoPort and Synchronous for instance. I'm
   sure there are plenty of other things that are out of date.

 * Metabug: Test Wine with the Common Control Spy Samples
   #239: http://wine.codeweavers.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=239
   Get the Common Control Spy samples and test Wine with them. You
   will need the native comctl32 dll but you can do the tests
   without rebooting between each test or using two computers.

 * PrgWin95: Listbox getting a recessed border instead of a flat one
   #56: http://wine.codeweavers.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=56
   (I can provide you with the sample application)
   This one my be fixed, to check...

 * I think it would be nice to add a tool that displays the dlls version
   information like 'About' does in the windows explorer. I have some
   code you could use as a starting point and I think it could be
   merged with winver. In fact this would be almost stabdard windows

 * Tabs are missing their inner border
   #243: http://wine.codeweavers.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=243
   There's a bug in the drawing of the border of the common control
   tabs. Fixing each of the four instances of the code is easy. It would
   be interesting to find a way to factorize some of this code.

Medium (I expect these would take longer or be a bit harder)

 * Quickbooks Pro Timer does not accept date (GetCalendarInfoA error)
   #276: http://wine.codeweavers.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=276
   GetCalendarInfoA/W are not implemented yet. They involve
   quite a lot of internationalisation aspects, but providing a
   first implementation that at least handles the common cases
   should be feasible.

 * CreateIcon does not resize bitmaps
   #175: http://wine.codeweavers.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=175
   I did a similar fix somewhere some time ago. I can provide a
   sample application and I might be able to point you in the right 

 * winemaker: 'winemaker --nomfc' does not have the intended effect
   #227: http://wine.codeweavers.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=227

 * winemaker: Ignores the '--with-{mfc,wine}' options once they are
   #225: http://wine.codeweavers.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=225
   If you're familiar with autoconf and know how configure scripts
   should behave...

 * StrokePath ignores PS_JOIN_xxx
   #11: http://wine.codeweavers.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=11
   This should not be too difficult to fix but it would certainly help
   if you are familiar with GDI.

 * Checking the differences between what's in the Windows dlls and
   what's in our spec files... and fix the contents of our spec files
   as appropriate. I already have a list of all the APIs in each of 
   the dlls for Win95, Win98, NT4 and Wine2000, plus a script that 
   can show the differences.

 * Enhancing the above perl script. In particular it could be made
   smarter wrt. detecting whether an API is exported by ordinal or not.

Eric Pouech (http://perso.wanadoo.fr/eric.pouech/)
"The future will be better tomorrow", Vice President Dan Quayle

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