comctl32.dll and commctrl.dll

Holly Bostick motub at
Fri Jan 7 08:53:18 CST 2005

Rob Shearman wrote:
> Dripple wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm a newbie in wine using and wine developpement. I just need
>> information about comctl32.dll and commctrl.dll.
>> I'm trying to have this app
>> ( working.
>> In fact, it works. But only using native comctl32.dll, which requires
>> native commctrl.dll.
>> Is it planned to fix commctrl.dll, to avoid piracy ?
> You probably shouldn't admit to copyright infringement on a public 
> mailing list.
> Rob

I think you're jumping to conclusions, Rob; here's the info on the 
program (from the link)

Full up-to-date collection of the Watchtower Bible & Tracts Society 
publications ,including full text of the Bible(very precise "New World 
Translation of the Hebrew & Greek Scriptures") with links,also 2-Volume 
"Insight on the Scriptures" -- full encyclopedia of all biblical terms 
and names,all equipped with full-featured search engine.A powerful tool 
for Bible study.(Freely distributed by Jehovah's Wittnesses,no URL 

So the program itself appears to be free (libre), even if there's no 
website to actually get it from ;-) . Now, naturally what is not freely 
distributable is comctrl.dll, but there's no indication that the OP 
doesn't have a Windows licence and if Dripple does have such a license, 
there's no piracy involved, afaik. I have a Win98 licence, insofar as I 
have a retail copy of Win98 that I bought 5 years ago-- I can copy the 
comctrl.dll that is on that disk to my Wine installation without 
breaking any laws, can't I? (Please tell me if not, so I won't do it 
again ;-) ).


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