ReplaceFileW (was: Phoronix: Ubuntu 7.10 + WINE vs. Windows XP)

Dmitry Timoshkov dmitry at
Sun Oct 21 05:33:47 CDT 2007

"Reece Dunn" <msclrhd at> wrote:

> On 20/10/2007, Dan Kegel <dank at> wrote:
>> Reece Dunn wrote:
>> > The patch was rejected by Alexandre because the patch was
>> > implementing that command using Windows API calls,
>> > when it should be implemented natively as POSIX/GNU calls.
>> Really?  Where did he say that?  It'd be nice to link to that from
>> - Dan
> I asked him about it at WineConf and that is a summary of what he said.

I can't believe this, probably you misunderstood or misinterpreted something.
ReplaceFile API needs to abide sharing and access rights rules which are known
only to wineserver, and not known/available on the libc/kernel level.


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