ChurchWindows 2005 Trial install success... some elbow grease required

Hans Kristian Rosbach hk at
Thu Oct 20 05:09:57 CDT 2005

On Thu, 2005-10-20 at 08:52 +0200, Andreas Mohr wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 20, 2005 at 08:33:47AM +0200, wino at wrote:
> > On Thu, 20 Oct 2005 07:37:19 +0200, Dan Kegel
<daniel.r.kegel at>  
> > wrote:
> > >But the IE registry key is something
> > >Wine should maybe set by default.
> > 
> > Nonsense, then every prog would be misled as to what is present on
> > system.
> At first I thought that Wine should have set it by default (just as
> in a recent wine-devel mail), but you're right, I'd say we should only
set it
> once Wine is able to cover a significant amount of IE functionality
> we do have a usefully working browser). Which might just as well be
> The risk of programs failing due to discovering our IE version key and
> unsuccessfully and *silently* trying to use our horribly incomplete IE
> functionality is a lot worse than not having the IE key and thus
> usually telling the user that IE is not available and that he should
> it.

What about a checkbox in winecfg?
"Fool programs to think IE6 is installed" or something.
Possibly with a dropdown box for versions.

winecfg should of course then be able to check that there is no
IE installed. Or maybe a version override would be beneficial

In any case. A program I have here will not install without IE6,
and works perfectly well (except auto update) when just setting
the registry setting. Saves me a lot of grief.


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