Countering arguments against Wine

Ryan Underwood nemesis-lists at
Sat Nov 6 16:15:53 CST 2004

On Tue, Nov 02, 2004 at 03:47:40AM +0100, Holly Bostick wrote:
> What binary is going to be invoked when the user double-clicks, if 
> different applications need to be run with different versions/types of 
> Wine?

One could just offer a script that toggles the version of Wine being
used.  Click on the script, dialog box pops up "Windows programs will
now be launched using Wine[X]", and maybe some more information
regarding the suitability for games vs applications.  On a Debian
system, this would be handled through the alternatives system; the
script just cycles through the available alternatives picking the next
one each time it is invoked.  On other systems, you can use /proc to
modify the executable being used to launch anything with a PE header.

Ryan Underwood, <nemesis at>

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