wine's setupapi.dll / newdev.dll ?

Damjan Jovanovic dj015 at
Thu Dec 29 02:46:48 CST 2005

I've been working on a still image implementation for
wine / ReactOS for a while now, and I've only recently
realised how impossible it is in wine at the moment...

wine's SETUPAPI.DLL is not even in its infancy, it
doesn't even let you enumerate non-serial-port
devices, and doesn't load class-installers, so you
can't even install a scanner's INF file. I see that
ReactOS's implementation is better and it is under the
right (LGPL) licence; are we planning on including it
into wine, and if so, when?

wine's NEWDEV.DLL is pure stubs - so you can't even
start installing the device INF file. ReactOS's latest
SVN version of it is a little closer to what I need,
but can we include GPL code in wine? (I've asked the
developers to relicense it under the LGPL for us, but
they haven't gotten back to me yet).

So what should I do - submit my STI.DLL and STI_CI.DLL
into wine now, even though they won't be usable for a
good while - or wait for wine to mature?

And does anyone know any good documentation for
writing COM out-of-process servers (that use ncalrpc
transport and have some [local] methods)?

Thank you

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