Proposal: versioning .wine directory

Austin English austinenglish at
Sun Mar 30 16:07:24 CDT 2008

On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 1:37 PM, Stefan Dösinger <stefan at> wrote:
> Am Sonntag, 30. März 2008 20:46:08 schrieb Austin English:
> > My comment from the bug:
>  > "How about a little file in .wine  or a registry key that is read upon
>  > running wine, and should match the current wine version. If it doesn't,
>  > call wineprefixcreate (or pop up an error saying that the registry is
>  > outdated), which then updates that key to the current wine version.
>  > Shouldn't be too much overhead and prevents quite a few problems."
>  In the past I've had more problems with wineprefixcreate trashing my registry
>  than I had with outdated registry entries. Especially if you have Internet
>  Explorer or the DirectX SDK or runtime installed running wineprefixcreate has
>  bad side effects.

We could still store the version of wine last used and issue a (gui?)
warning if it's old/outdated telling the user to either run
wineprefixcreate, which may be bad in some cases, or to reinstall
their apps.

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