[PATCH] winegcc - do not create .exe.so

Vitaliy Margolen wine-devel at kievinfo.com
Sun Mar 20 20:23:50 CDT 2011

On 03/20/2011 06:54 PM, Chris Robinson wrote:
> As far as I can tell, the patch makes it so the .exe.so file can be run
> directly, by adding a _start section that automatically execs wine with all
> the same arguments passed on the command line. As a result, it removes the .so
> extension so you can, for example, just run the 'winecfg.exe' executable
> itself, with no 'winecfg' wrapper script needed.
This is what I understood as well.

My problems with the patch are:
- This should be platform independent and working everywhere Wine works
- It should be optional at very minimum. It's not possible to run shared 
libraries for a reason.
- Calling something .exe doesn't magically make it a PE-executable. You 
can't call ELF shared library a windows executable. File can stay .exe.so 
and still be executable as they are now


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