gecko download not robust?

Scott Ritchie scott at
Sun Feb 10 19:51:52 CST 2008

Austin English wrote:
> On Feb 9, 2008 5:17 PM, marco <marco at> wrote:
>>> Hmm.  gecko download hung for me once.  I saw
>>> fixme:urlmon:ProtocolStream_Read Read failed: 800c0008
>>> in the log, which makes me wonder if our download code
>>> doesn't handle transient network errors well.
>>> Time to get rid of the download, and just bundle gecko outright, I say...
>> I make the mandriva rpms for wine.
>> This would make the rpms 30% bigger.
>> And you would download the same gecko binary over and over again with
>> every new version.
>> But if that is not a problem than it can be easily done.
> Why not have package maintainers package gecko like most do
> development files. So you could have for example on ubuntu:
> $ sudo apt-get install wine wine-dev wine-gecko
> Where wine-gecko wouldn't have to be upgraded very often.
> -Austin

This would be ideal, however last I heard gecko didn't compile properly
in mingw.  Is this no longer the case?  Can we build it on Ubuntu?

Scott Ritchie

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