Autoplay considered harmful
remco47 at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 16 12:54:47 CST 2008
Vista (and I think XP too) ask whether you want to start the Autorun program, or do a few other actions (open explorer, copy disk, etc).
----- Original Message ----
> From: Evil Jay <wine at eternaldusk.com>
> To: Steven Edwards <winehacker at gmail.com>
> Cc: wine-devel <wine-devel at winehq.org>; Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com>
> Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 5:44:15 PM
> Subject: Re: Autoplay considered harmful
> The purist in me says that WINE should not improve on Windows - it
> should behave the same way, warts and all. If I had a vote, I'd vote to
> enable it by default, but give the user an easy way to disable it in
> winecfg. (And I'd immediately disable it the first time I ran Winecfg!)
> But, whatever you guys decide to do is cool - as long as you keep
> cranking out this great package! :)
> Steven Edwards wrote:
> > On Feb 16, 2008 8:58 AM, Dan Kegel wrote:
> >> says that USB devices are being sold with infected
> >> autorun apps. "If you plug in, you're already infected,"
> >> I'd say that's a pretty good argument for not supporting autoplay...
> > I was actually thinking about this today. The right method would be to
> > use HAL notification events to prompt the user if they want to autorun
> > when sticking a new cdrom in. There could even be warning text in the
> > dialog so that if it pops up with other device insertion, the user
> > would know that it could be a virus.
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