RFC: winediag script

Roderick Colenbrander thunderbird2k at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 14:53:54 CST 2009

On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 9:11 PM, Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com> wrote:
> I love the idea.   Could it be packaged with wine, or
> do you think it would be better off being a cousin of winetricks?

The current script is a proof of concept. It would be nice if we could
have something like this in Wine. The main thing I worry about is how
some of the code needs to be packaged. For instance the script also
compiles some sample code to retrieve information because systems
don't ship a 32-bit glxinfo on 64-bit systems. The same way we might
want to package other compile tests. Vincent mentioned a test for
libjpeg which is broken on some systems.

I think that we put something like this in Wine we need some
'winetest' like tool which contains tests which have to be compiled.
This tool would be called from a winediag script which contains
scripts similar to what I have written. Winediag itself really should
be a script instead of a program because a scripting language is
better for hacky stuff :)

An argument for having something like this in Wine is that it would be
useful for bug reporting. It could be used for filtering out bogus
bugs. Second it would also be useful to have some more detailed info
bundled with a winetest logs. I really wonder if AJ would accept
something along these lines. Else it should become a cousin to


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