[wine] Linux registry
David Lee Lambert
lamber45 at cse.msu.edu
Mon Aug 30 20:01:20 CDT 2004
On Mon, Aug 30, 2004 at 03:27:49PM +0200, Robert van Herk wrote:
> These people seem to be implementing a kinda Windows registry clone into
> Linux, but then secure, stable 'n' stuff...
I looked at this and, as it stands, the project is basically a bunch of
hot air and a little bit of demo code that is far from "secure and
stable". If it becomes widely used, it might create minor difficulties
1. It has a tool called 'regedit', which conflicts with MS 'regedit.exe'
and Wine 'regedit';
2. It does not preserve the key/value dichotomy in the Windows API (i.e.,
I could make a key "HKCU\Software\LMert\xx" and a value "xx" in
"HKCU\Software\LMert" and set them to different values -- this is of
doubtful utility but a natural consequence of the Windows API).
3. It doesn't have the REG_DWORD type, or any integer type for that
4. Right now, the syntax is actually pretty text-editor-unfriendly:
it has no support for numeric values and it creates a lot of little
However, the original author seems to want to move *all* config files in
mainstream distributions over to his format, something that I don't see
happening within the useful lifetime of Wine. Perhaps *they* should take
a look at Wine code; as an LGPL project, Wine can't copy their (GPLv2)
code directly anyway, and the Wine registry code actually has worked well
for a long time.
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