More winecfg todos

Chris Morgan cmorgan at
Sun Aug 1 10:12:52 CDT 2004

Here is a patch that recreates the "Global settings" entry in the app defaults 
tab if the user removes it.  It also fixes some indenting and removes a 
while() loop that was inside of another identical while().  

Mike, it doesn't look like I'll have time test this and I've been sitting on 
it for a couple of months.  Feel free to do so and submit it to wine-patches.


On Sunday 01 August 2004 10:53 am, Mike Hearn wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:19:11 -0500, Alexandre Julliard wrote:
> > Log message:
> > 	James Hawkins <truiken at>
> > 	Under the Drives tab, remove the 'Windows Drive' section.
> You probably want to increase the size of the drive mappings list so it
> fills the tab, currently there is just a lot of empty space at the top of
> the pane now you removed the old stuff.
> Also we should kill the autodetect button. This is done by
> wineprefixcreate these days, or should be.
> Other things are:
> - Drive editing seems broken. The list box only updates the second time I
> hit edit. err:winecfg:applyDriveChanges unable to set volume label for
> devicename of 'H:\', label of ''
> - Browse in the "Add/Edit drive" dialog is a WRITEME
> - Build system isn't right: I did a cvs update but the res files weren't
> recreated properly. I had to do a make clean to get the gui updates.
> - "Add Application" has poor usability: we always use a file browser
> dialog box even though the most common use case is just "foo.exe", ie
> the user knows the name and doesn't care about the location. Worse we
> start in the c:\windows\desktop folder for some reason, meaning users
> might accidentally select a .lnk file!
> Ditto for Libraries tab.
> - The Add/Remove application buttons are *way* too big!
> - Obviously, once audio autodetection has been moved into the drivers we
> need to kill the audio tab.
> - Libraries tab just has generally poor usability, actually. The first
> item in the radio group is "Builtin" meaning that's the one users are
> most likely to select, it should be "builtin, native" followed by "native,
> builtin"
> - We ask the user to understand a magic * symbol to set the default - what
> is up with that?
> - There are no helpful default entries in the drop down box for setting a
> DLL override, and when you add one the tree does not expand so to actually
> *set* it you have to expand the tree then select the new override.
> - We have way too many (eg, more than zero) tree controls in this app.
> - Drive mappings list is really unclear, there's no separation between the
> "Drive X:" label and the unix path its mapped to.
> Basically I'd recommend reading the GNOME HIG:
> it's a very informative read. Obviously we have to use Win32 UI
> conventions at least at first, but there's a lot of generically good
> advice there. Well worth reading for anybody who is going to work on
> winecfg.
> thanks -mike
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