Switching from INI-Files (win9x) to Registry (NT)?

Detlef Riekenberg wine.dev at web.de
Sun Dec 18 17:56:11 CST 2005

With NT, Windows did a Switch from INI-Files to the Registry and use
"IniFileMapping" for compatibility with win9x-Apps.

(see http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4096)

Wine is using both Methods when settings are changed (more code), and
this introduce bugs if a Setting-Target is missing:

(Example: http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4097)

Should we follow the Path of NT and implement the things around
IniFileMapping to be compatible with every App that uses the API for
We already do caching for INI-Files, so there is no additional
incompatibility for very ugly Applications that modify INI-Files manual
(open, read/write, close).

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