Windows version autodetection

Chris Robinson chris.kcat at
Sun Dec 21 22:16:03 CST 2008

On Sunday 21 December 2008 07:48:58 pm Damjan Jovanovic wrote:
> The heuristic isn't "app works on this Windows version", it's "app is
> designed for this Windows version".

Should that matter? Plenty of Win95 apps will work in WinXP. Sometimes better, 
due to the improved functionality/bugfixes XP implicitly provides (I can't 
say I know which of these features are handled by Wine, but theoretically..). 
Why force it to Win95 mode when it'll work in WinXP?

The apps that don't work in a newer version than they were designed for are a 
problem, but not one so easilly discovered or solved. I'd imagine most don't 
have a problem with newer versions, so forcing them to use those older 
versions for no reason will just end up hiding Wine bugs more than helping 
buggy apps.

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