autorun perhaps dangerous (Was: Wine release 0.9.53)

Scott Ritchie scott at
Sat Jan 12 04:52:01 CST 2008

Marcus Meissner wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2008 at 05:36:04PM +0100, Alexandre Julliard wrote:
>> This is release 0.9.53 of Wine, a free implementation of Windows on Unix.
>> What's new in this release:
>>   - RunOnce and Run entries now executed on startup.
> This will probably give some fallout ;)
> I wanted to write earlier, but did forget about it over the last
> days.
> For my grown Wine installation this now starts:
> - 2 instances of a Windows Worm
> - Google Talk (not working)
> - Skype (crashing)
> - pccam.exe from some digital camera disk
> - the annoying Steam.exe auto-update and ask-for-subscription dialog
> - perhaps more
> and this even on "make check" :(
> We probably need some tool to edit Run and RunOnce entries now.
> Ciao, Marcus

We might want to add an option for only executing these on wineboot.
Hell, we might want to make this the default unless the user has a new
Wine installation made with wineprefixcreate.

As it is, this change might break things.

Scott Ritchie

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