"Known" DLLs

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 13:59:04 CST 2012

On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 03:03, Adam Klobukowski
<adamklobukowski at gmail.com> wrote:
> W dniu 17 lutego 2012 09:20 użytkownik Frédéric Delanoy
> <frederic.delanoy at gmail.com> napisał:
>> 2012/2/16 Adam Kłobukowski <adamklobukowski at gmail.com>:
>>> Hello
>>> I've been a Wine user for a long time alreadey, since all Wine could do was
>>> running winesweper very slowly ;)
>>> I'd like to propose a feature that could be implemented in Wine.
>>> Wine does not implement all Windows APIs (yet ;)) and big parts of existing
>>> implementations are only stubs. Therefore, it could be usefull if Wine would
>>> be able to detect when a program tries to use a DLL that is not
>>> implememnted, but is easily available for download. .NET, MSXML, VCRUN*
>>> comes in mind. Instead of just failing, Wine could offer advice to the user
>>> how to deal with that.
>>> This could also help with APIs that are mostly stubbed, work for some use
>>> cases, but are expected to fail in other - they could detect if an app is
>>> trying to use unsuported case and take action.
>> Problem is that some applications work even when some DLLs are mostly
>> stubbed, and would fail when setting stuff to native/winetricksing,
>> while other might do the opposite.
>> Worse, even the same app/same version would need different workarounds...
> I think detecting the need for whole APIs (.NET, etc) it could be
> possible. Stubs seems more tricky, but maybe it is possible in some
> well defined cases

This is already done for .NET, see dlls/mscoree/metahost.c


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