How to determine if an application is running in Wine environ ment?

Chris Morgan cmorgan at
Thu Jun 10 19:55:02 CDT 2004

Not being paranoid or anything I'd be curious as to what kinds of things you 
are trying to work around.  It would be interesting to see in which cases 
bugs were worked around vs. fixed and which areas were the biggest problems.


On Thursday 10 June 2004 8:36 pm, Raghavan Gurumurthy wrote:
> The purpose of my question was to make sure that wherever we are doing
> changes to the product code to work-around limitations in Wine, we are
> doing so only when running on Wine. And, before you (or anyone else) send
> further flame mail, note that we are submitting fixes to Wine as and when
> we run into them and have a solution.
> We are not trying to limit the product in anyway on Linux - if any, we are
> trying to make sure that the end-user experience for our product when
> running on Linux is as painless and seamless as possible.
> So, stop being so paranoid!
> == Raghavan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joshua Walker [mailto:halkun2002 at]
> Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 5:13 PM
> To: wine-devel at
> Subject: Re: How to determine if an application is running in Wine
> environment?
> Hold on...
> Let's pretend that a particular software manufacturer decides that running
> thier software under wine is no in the best intrest of the company. Or
> better yet, decides that if the program isn't running under a true
> Microsoft windows It will you that running program XYZ under Wine is
> illigal (Due to click-wrap licence agreement). Can you safely remove that
> key so that "menie" programs like that don't know where they are.
> Remeber DR-DOS and Win3.1?
> --- Bill Medland <billmedland at> wrote:
> > On June 9, 2004 10:07 am, Raghavan Gurumurthy wrote:
> > > BlankIf i want to do some special handling inside
> >
> > my Windows executable
> >
> > > when running in Wine environment, what is the best
> >
> > way to do this?
> >
> > > Thanks,
> >
> > Unless things have changed, I think the normal suggestion is to look
> > for the HKLM/Software/Wine registry key
> > --
> > Bill Medland
> > mailto:billmedland at
> >

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