winewtsn: add a new program that shows a dialog to inform about a crash

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Wed Dec 17 10:19:39 CST 2008

Mikołaj Zalewski <mikolaj at> writes:

>  Currently, when a program is started from the KDE or Gnome menu and
> it crashes, it simply disappears from the screen without any
> explanation what happened - the information that goes to the console
> is not visible. This program uses a similar technique as Windows' dr
> Watson to register itself as a debugger and show a dialog about a
> crash. It then calls winedbg, so, if the program is run from a
> terminal, the dump will be still visible. As a bonus feature, one can
> Shift+right click on the dialog to start an interactive session of
> winedbg. The patch has an effect only on new wineprefixes, as the
> debugger setting is not overwritten after a Wine upgrade.

I'd suggest to do that in winedbg, there's no need to add another
Wine-specific program for that.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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