Winscard support (for smart cards)

Stefan Dösinger stefandoesinger at
Wed Apr 25 13:34:33 CDT 2007

Am Mittwoch 25 April 2007 18:48 schrieb mounir.idrassi at
> Hi,
> We have noticed that wine doesn't have the winscard dll responsible for the
> support of smart cards under windows. For the need of one of our projects,
> we are currently developing this dll for wine under Linux based on the
> pcsc-lite library. Once done, we'll share it with the community. However,
> we would like to known the reason behind the lack of winscard support. Is
> it simply because no one needed it before or maybe there is an issue with
> the pcsc-lite license? Thanks in advance for your information.
I think it is because no one needed it before.

As Saulius Krasuckas said, it would be better if you sent patches as you 
develop the library, mainly because smaller patches are easier to review. It 
is much easier to get a new DLL in function by function instead of the whole 
thing at one. Of course you can write it, then send it in in smaller pieces, 
but splitting it up is extra work, and you don't have the change of getting 
feedback while you develop it(Ok, almost no one here knows about pcsc, so 
don't expect much feedback anyway).
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