wine autorun utility

Vijay Kiran Kamuju infyquest at
Thu Jun 29 10:40:14 CDT 2006

Thats what I meant.

On 6/29/06, Vincent Povirk <madewokherd+d41d at> wrote:
> On 6/29/06, Chris <chris.kcat at> wrote:
> > One could argue Windows itself is a mis-feature. :P Isn't the point of Wine to
> > duplicate Windows, feature-for-feature and bug-for-bug? IMO, autorun
> > capabilities should be included, though I personally don't care if it's on or
> > off by default, as long as there's an option in winecfg. I'll just turn it
> > off myself. Or perhaps even a popup notification upon the first detected
> > autorun-capable disc, asking if you want to turn autorun on or off.
> > autorun.inf needs to be parsed anyway, since it can set an icon for the
> > drive.
> No, I think the point of Wine is to run Windows programs on top of
> Unix. We don't need autorun to run Windows programs at all. Wine often
> leaves out features that are in Windows because they aren't needed to
> get Windows programs to run.
> Running whatever code happens to be on a cd without asking the user is
> a very bad idea. I don't want to see it happen, and I think most real
> Wine devs probably feel the same way.
> Gnome already has a feature that can ask the user what to do when a cd
> is inserted. KDE probably has a similar feature. I think they'd be the
> people to ask if you want something like Windows' autorun.
> --
> Vincent Povirk

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