Internet Explorer Registry entries

James Liggett jrliggett at
Wed Sep 14 19:18:22 CDT 2005

Hi Stefan,
I agree. I personally thought this would have been done long ago. But,
in order to fully implement this functinality, wouldn't we have to
implement some more dll's (like shdoc401 and some others that I don't
know off the top of my head?) The reason I ask this is that some
programs (like Office, Visio, maybe others) seem to look for stuff like
that, and currently a lot of installs refuse to work because of it.


On Wed, 2005-09-14 at 21:50 +0200, Stefan Dösinger wrote:
> Hello,
> I just tried to install Palm Desktop on a clean Wine installation to test the 
> msi file on Wine's MSI implementation. Well, it cancelled the installation 
> because it needs MSIE 4.0 or higher.
> My suggestion is to include the most important Internet Explorer 
> identification registry entries in the default wine registry to make apps 
> like this install without the hassle of installing Internet explorer. If the 
> version is set to 4.0, 5.0 or 5.5 IE6.0 SP1 should still install without 
> problems.
> To my knowledge most apps check for the existance of MSIE to be sure some DLLs 
> are available on Win95 systems, which wine brings in builtin versions. All 
> apps(except of Steam) that I've seen and require MSIE work fine with Wines 
> shdocvw, mshtml and friends.
> What do you think about this?
> Stefan

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