Problem with InstallShield (Was Re: [Bug 629] Changed - Problem with InstallShield: ole:CoTreatAsClass(stub), ole:CoGetClassObject)

Ove Kaaven ovehk at
Mon May 6 13:49:40 CDT 2002

On Mon, 6 May 2002, Andriy Palamarchuk wrote:

> A problem with InstallShield was reported to Bugzilla.
> InstallShield support is very critical for the project
> and I decided to announce this bug on wine-devel.
> I do not have time to do deep investigation of the
> issue.

Oh, well, it's a known problem. It's not easily fixable in the official
Wine tree without, say, half a man-year of work. There's an ugly hack (an
one-liner) to make it work (in conjunction with a stdole32.tlb file from
real Windows), but since Alexandre never yet applied this hack to the
official Wine (though it might be in CodeWeavers Crossover), I presume he
never will before there's a "real" solution (which will take man-months of
work, and writing an IDL compiler to let us generate our own .tlb file
instead of using the native one, maybe another month or two).

After the WineX 2.0 release, I've once again been working on completing my
version of the real solution (I'm close to have it working now), but of
course, Gav probably still wants a fair chunk of LGPL-ed code relicensed
in exchange...

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