Windows version autodetection

Scott Ritchie scott at
Sun Dec 21 16:46:37 CST 2008

Reece Dunn wrote:
> 2008/12/21 Scott Ritchie <scott at>:
>> Reece Dunn wrote:
>>> Sure. But what if an application was shipped after Vista or Windows
>>> Server 2008, but only worked on XP and earlier. Your detection would
>>> not work here.
>> In that case the user is no worse off - they'd still need to look up
>> AppDB and change their settings with winecfg.
> I was intending to have some programming logic to download the data
> from AppDB and apply this to winecfg/the registry. That way the user
> does not have to look it up, it becomes something that is updated as
> part of the install process.
> For the case where there isn't any AppDB data, the default version of
> Windows is reported as is done at the moment.

Right, but none of that would be necessary if the heuristic worked in
the first place.  By having a good heuristic we could at least
dramatically cut down on the apps needing this logic.

Scott Ritchie

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