A proposal for increased security in wine - respecting previously expressed needs

James Hawkins truiken at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 13:35:35 CST 2009

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 11:31 AM,  <alex at centroidcafe.com> wrote:
> Hi, I've been lurking on this list for awhile, thinking about how I could
> contribute to Wine.
> I wanted to weigh in because I think this overall proposal is on the right
> track. Graceful handling of errors and crashes would provide a better user
> experience and potentially help increase the adoption of Wine by more
> casual users.
> I don't know much about application fault/exception handling, but couldn't
> Wine just install its own top-level fault handler on each Wine
> thread/process? That way, each API call in Wine can mimic the crash
> behavior of Windows to satisfy applications like InstallShield, but if the
> application doesn't handle the exception, the global Wine handler will pick
> it up and handle it gracefully.

What is the point?  Either way, the app doesn't work as expected and
Wine should be fixed.  Adding a global exception handler doesn't fix
anything and will more than likely break a handful of apps.

James Hawkins

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