Fwd: WINE virus thing

Dimitrie O. Paun dpaun at rogers.com
Tue Nov 5 18:11:53 CST 2002

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Subject: WINE virus thing
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 22:33:29 +0100 (MET)
From: Marcel Partap <mpartap at gmx.net>
To: dpaun at rogers.com

Dear Dimitrie,
I am not on the mailing list for wine so please redirect this to the list,
thank you very much.

I've read the Wine weekly news and would like to help out a bit.
About that security thingie and the problem that some apps need manual
parameters or something (the user has to do more than click-click) I would
recommend following solution:
Most Nintendo 64 Emulators use INI-files, in which for each game (ROM Image)
the name and shit is listed and the best options specifically for this game.
I would recommend to do it exactly like this in WINE: a Application database
file with weekly updates (like Antivirus definitions) which contains the
names and file attributes of the (tested) application (MD5??!) and eventually
the parameters necessary to run the program. Wine could then have a secure
 mode (turned on by default) in which only applications from the DB (MD5!)
 can be run and an unsecure mode in which it will run any EXE.
This would solve multiple problems at once:
-the parameters the program needs to work will be used automatically
-no "click-click-infections" because virii not in app database
-approach for bringing structure into that nasty online app database :)
BTW if MD5 is in the app database aswell, each existing version of the app
(that *works*) needs to be verified by someone and the MD5 added to the
database. I don't think that'd be a great problem.
hope you hear me

cya Marcel

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