winecfg: Disable nonfunctional advanced drive settings

Austin English austinenglish at
Tue Dec 23 06:12:21 CST 2008

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 4:04 AM, M.Kiesel <wine-devel at> wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Dec 2008, Austin English wrote:
>>> In the winecfg drive tab, advanced drive settings (setting label and
>>> serial)
>>> seem to be broken currently due to other Wine bugs (see drive.c
>>> apply_drive_changes comments). Disable these settings for now since this
>>> only confuses users.
> [...]
>> Rather than disable it and cause more confusion when it does work,
>> focus on fixing the actual bug instead.
> Sorry, impossible for me. Sure fixing the underlying bug would be nice but
> I'm far from experienced enough with the Wine code for doing this (if this
> changes in future I'll happily revert that patch). I think fixing winecfg to
> show only options that actually do something is something worth doing though
> for the time being, especially for Wine users. Also, for PR it's not too
> good that of the few options winecfg actually offers several are just plain
> broken.

The option used to work, but was broken (some ntdll changes IIRC).


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