KERNEL: force copying of DOS-style path into argv of PE
process (was: Re: Queries about some 'usability' points) -
partially fixes #3542
the3dfxdude at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 16:55:12 CST 2005
On 10/31/05, Mike Hearn <mike at plan99.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 12:08:36 -0500, Alex Villacís Lasso wrote:
> > This is a patch to fix the primary bug on DungeonKeeper. I am surprised
> > this bug was overlooked up to 0.9, since this is such a basic
> > characteristic of Windows.
> I think the conclusion last time we looked at this was that this is
> actually a characteristic of Explorer, not Windows, and so it's really
> caused by the fact that most Wine users run the apps from the command line
> not via the shortcuts. If you run Dungeon Keeper in the wrong way from the
> command line in Windows it'll crash too IIRC.
This is a quite interesting theory. So I went ahead and tried to
launch LogicWorks with a "windows" method in wine, and well, I've
failed so far with wine's ProgMan.exe. The progman crashes anyway
So I boot to windows and try logicworks from cmd.exe. Indeed, I hit
the same bug as in wine. So what we have are programs that expect a
certain behavior and the command line doesn't do it. Bad design.
So could we have a program or launcher in wine to launch programs the
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