Wine Gecko 1.2.0 RC1

Jacek Caban jacek at
Thu Mar 10 15:08:27 CST 2011

On 3/10/11 9:59 PM, Michael Stefaniuc wrote:
> On 03/10/2011 08:58 PM, Jacek Caban wrote:
>> On 3/10/11 8:33 PM, Scott Ritchie wrote:
>>> Will the new Gecko be coinstallable with earlier geckos, eg for 
>>> wine1.2?
>>> It would be very useful to me if this were the case (and Wine were
>>> smart enough to use the correct one depending on its version).
>> No, we need to use exactly the same version of Gecko that Wine is
>> compiled for. Making Gecko releases backward compatible is impossible.
>> The API is not frozen and the behavior we depend on changes quite often.
> I think what he meant is if we have more than one Gecko's installed. 
> Though i'm not sure if he means two dpkg/rpm installed at the same 
> time or Gecko installed in the WINEPREFIX at the same time.

Ah, right, sorry for misunderstanding. Both scenarios should work just 
fine. There are no file collisions for linux packages, so there is no 
reason not to have a few versions installed. Wine installs them into 
different directories in wineprefix and loads the one that it needs.


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