wine autorun utility

Tim Schmidt timschmidt at
Fri Jun 30 02:13:18 CDT 2006

On 6/30/06, William Knop <william.knop at> wrote:
> Parsing a windows inf hardly belongs anywhere but wine.

Actually, Troy makes that point rather well in an earlier mail:

> This is not true. The existing action-on-CD-insertion programs provided by the
> desktop environment try to detect the contents of the CD to see what they
> should do, so they will be looking for the autorun.inf file. Additionally the
> autorun.inf file format is designed to include specifications of different
> commands for multiple environments, so if autorun.inf files are to be
> respected at all it makes sense that they should also be able to start a
> native Linux executable or shell script (discovered from an
> [autorun.linux.i386] section, for example).
> There is nothing in this that requires or enhances the Win32 API facilities
> that Wine seeks to provide. Only once the native Windows executable has been
> identified as the only (or best) target for autorun would Wine become
> involved, when the program in the desktop environment invoked Wine to run the


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