Please Review - Revised OS X Application Bundle patch

Mike Kronenberg mike.kronenberg at
Sat Dec 5 17:14:12 CST 2009

On 05.12.2009, at 23:45, Steven Edwards wrote:

> Hi Mike,
> On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 2:43 PM, Mike Kronenberg
> <mike.kronenberg at> wrote:
> I cut out the rest of the discussion for the moment as I am short on
> time and it's clear we all have a different philosphical POV on how
> Wine should behave. I'll leave it up to Alexandre to decide as far as
> my patch goes for app bundles. I think Wine users on OS X will
> attribute the bad behavior you describe to being part of the pain of
> dealing with Windows apps. At least when I was supporting CrossOver on
> OS X, most of the apple users I spoke with were more accepting of the
> glitches and limitations as opposed to how they would expect normal
> Mac software to behave. Maybe times I heard something along the lines
> of "it's ok, this is a windows app I am dealing with".
>> But what about these:
>>        ~/.local/share/applications
>>        ~/.local/share/desktop-directories
>>        ~/.local/share/icons
>>        ~/.lcoal/share/mime
>> Can I somehow disable them or move them inside the prefix? I know the concept of "share", but since I started with answering mails about how to completely remove wine the list of files and folders to search and clean is growing constantly.
> This is xdg-associations winemenubuilder is trying to handle. My patch
> disables this behavior on OS X until we properly fix associations.


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