Proposal: versioning .wine directory

James Hawkins truiken at
Sun Mar 30 13:35:40 CDT 2008

On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 10:38 AM, Dan Kegel <dank at> wrote:
> On the wine-users list, we're getting a lot of users who
>  have old or even ancient .wine directories, and
>  whose problems go away with a fresh .wine directory
>  Perhaps we should have wineprefixcreate stamp the version
>  of wine the .wine directory was created with,
>  make wine-1.0 refuse to run with pre-1.0 .wine
>  directories, and require that future versions
>  of wine run properly with .wine directories created
>  by any earlier stable release of wine.
>  It wouldn't be hard, at least at first, and it might save a lot of
>  support inquiries.  What say?

I can't find a quote of it anywhere, but I believe that a stable
wineprefix was a requirement (or at least a wish) of 1.0.

James Hawkins

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