wine autorun utility

Marcus Meissner meissner at
Thu Jun 29 09:03:18 CDT 2006

On Thu, Jun 29, 2006 at 08:48:31AM -0500, David D. Hagood wrote:
> Vijay Kiran Kamuju wrote:
> >hi,
> >
> >I think HAL for linux should handle the automatic mounting and
> >autorunning it take care.
> >So it should be a part of HAL.
> >
> >my 2 cents.
> >
> I strongly DISAGREE - as others have pointed out, the auto-running of 
> CDs is a severe mis-feature of Windows, one which we should NOT duplicate.
> Now, I could agree with the idea of a program that, upon receiving a 
> DBUS notification of a CD insertion, looked to see if there was an 
> autorun.inf file, and then *asked the user what to do*. IF the user then 
> said "Yes, please run this disk" then the program would parse the 
> autorun.inf file.
> Ideally, such a program would also maintain a database of CDs already 
> seen, and would allow the user to define an action for the CD that would 
> happen automatically - an action that may have NOTHING to do with the CD 
> itself. But the default action, for CDs never before seen should be "ask 
> the user".

cd programs/explorer/ 
vi hal.c

Ciao, Marcus

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