NTFS filesystem features -> WONTFIX?

Vitaliy Margolen wine-devel at kievinfo.com
Mon Apr 6 21:21:37 CDT 2009

Austin English wrote:
> See http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17938 for background.
> Vitaliy closed this bug, saying it's an application bug that it
> depends on seeing NTFS file system type for certian program features.
> I don't think it should be a WONTFIX, as the only reason that change
> was introduced was to enable _another_ program to install
> successfully.
> Is there any reason we can't allow the reported file system to be
> changed? I'm sure there are other applications that test for it and
> change their behavior according to the file system type. A quick
> google search shows at least one application that does
> (http://boards2.sega.com/sega_board/viewtopic.php?p=2669064&sid=449f531c594a92fd2470e9c5a5f10b4f).
> That install will likely now fail in Wine, because of this behavior.

So what you decided? Every person proposed their own solution with neither
one of them really solving the problem.

- Implement missing functionality - will most likely be nearly impossible
without driver support for special features. Or have to be emulated by Wine
(then why not for any other FS?)
- Making FS settable via winecfg/registry - a workaround which again doesn't
solve anything. Highly app specific. No way for user to know app needs
particular FS
- FS auto-detection - doesn't solve anything (see above)


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