Joachim von Thadden thadden at
Tue Jan 18 08:31:14 CST 2005

Am Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 09:06:54PM -0500 schrieb Vincent Béron:
> "Written by" or "maintained by"? I thought Frank wrote it in the
> beginning...

Yes, it's about 10% from Frank. So it must read: started by Frank and
continued by me or something like that.

> Some of the config files included in the "wt210jo" release look somewhat
> out of date. The definition of drives in config has been dropped since a

There is not a line of drive definitions. WineTools uses and
config.IE6. The others are just lying around for my reference and
because there are still programs that run best with wine-20031212 and
config.old ;-)

> couple of months, as well as the definition for the System, Temp, Path
> and Profile environment variables, the ShellLinker key, the Resolution
> key (in [fonts]), the serial and parallel ports keys, the
> {Load,Write}HomeRegistryFiles keys, the WineLook key, and the
> ClearAllSelections and PersistentSelection keys (in [Clipboard]).

Yes, you can put them in the registry. And the easiest way to do so is
to put them in the config and let Wine do the integration. Works very

> I'm not trying to dismiss WineTools, it's just that I'd much prefer
> people working on improving the "real" thing rather than distribute
> workarounds for a specific combination of Windows software and Wine
> release.

Yes, but I have to work with it and so I have to work with many
workarounds. And I like to share this knowledge not only with people
knowing how to deal with a linux system, a compiler, a shell and many
other things. Wine is useful for the many people who like to migrate to
linux easily and that's what WineTools are for. Just for your info:
Since the first release one December 20, 2004 there have been more than
20.000 downloads. So I think there are many people interested in running
Windows apps in Wine, but so many don't know how to do it. And yes,
there are many who can not follow a HowTo or get proper results by
googling and trying. For them is WineTools.

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          Never run a touchy system!!!"

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