Greetings and a question
bon at elektron.ikp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de
Tue Feb 12 12:32:10 CST 2002
>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Cardenas <michaelc at lindows.com> writes:
Michael> Hello everyone. My name is Michael Cardenas and I'm working on
Michael> Wine for Lindows.com. I'd like to start a lot more
Michael> communication with all of you and I have a couple of questions.
Michael> I'm working on an app that uses a custom dll which requires
Michael> msvcp60.dll to be loaded at launch time and won't launch
Michael> without it.
Michael> Currently there's no implementation of msvcp60.dll in wine. Is
Michael> that just because no one has needed it yet?
Probably. Another possibility might be that every application that needs it,
has a copy in it's setup.
Michael> Or has someone
Michael> looked into this and seen that it's too large to do? Or is it
Michael> just not needed and there's some substitute dll? Doing some
Michael> research, I see that on a fresh install of Windows98, the dll
Michael> is present, so it seems to be a common windows dll. MSDN
Michael> mentions the dll in this article:
Michael> "A good example of this is the Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime
Michael> assembly, which includes atl.dll, mfc42.dll, mfc42u.dll, and
This explicitly points to my guess above. Nearly every application using MFC
distributes the files mentioned.
Michael> Also, there's been basically no discussion of
Michael> this dll on this mailing list. So, to proceed, I'm going to
Michael> create a stub dll and hope the app will launch and not need
Michael> many functions from that dll. I'd like to know if there's a
Michael> good way to make a complete stub for the dll. Right now, I just
Michael> made a stub dll with one function.
There is no "good way" know yet. It seems msvcp60.dll exports a hugh number
of entries ( >2000). So I guess it falls in the mfc42 category (nearly
impossible to reimplement because of sheer size).
also has some good explanations around that redistribution license.
Hope this helps
Uwe Bonnes bon at elektron.ikp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de
Institut fuer Kernphysik Schlossgartenstrasse 9 64289 Darmstadt
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