GSoC project ideas
kai.blin at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 06:16:59 CST 2008
On Monday 25 February 2008 22:54:57 Scott Ritchie wrote:
> Write a case insensitive FUSE filesystem for us to put the entire
> ~/.wine directory in. See http://wiki.winehq.org/CaseInsensitiveFilenames
> There are two main advantages to this:
> Sometimes applications break because users need to install a patch by
> hand into the filesystem (say, a zip file), and the files within have a
> different case then the files they're supposed to overwrite. This leads
> to multiples of the same file, and Wine sometimes chooses the older one,
> leading to weird breakages.
> More importantly, a FUSE filesystem like this would allow us to finally
> get some speedups by no longer having to prove case-insensitive files
> don't exist. This is a direct cause of some apps working very very
> slowly, including install shield (see
> Interestingly, this doesn't strictly have to be a Wine SOC project. It
> could fairly easily stand on its own. We'd probably be the only user
> though, so I mention it here.
Sounds like an interesting project. I see you've already added it to the wiki
I think the effort is in scope for SoC, though I haven't really played with
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Wine developer http://wiki.winehq.org/KaiBlin
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Will code for cotton.
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