Making wine default to the Mac Driver on OS X

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Mon Mar 4 12:55:03 CST 2013

Josh DuBois <duboisj at> writes:

> On 3/4/13 4:28 AM, Per Johansson wrote:
>> I agree that the default on mac should be mac,x11, but I don't
>> really see the reason an override can't be set in registry. Is it
>> just because registry is considered too complicated to modify?
> I think one concern is not forcing people to mod the registry in order
> to run remote X.  It's true that if you're in a situation where one
> display driver flatly won't work, a requirement that one change the
> registry to switch to another is onerous because you can't run any
> graphical utility (winecfg, regedit) to change the setting in that
> case.  That's why an environment variable is useful.  Of course, if we
> have ENVVAR --> registry --> hardcoded default, you have the ability
> to control things via the registry or the environment, depending what
> you want to do.

The goal should be to automatically do the right thing, as far as
possible. Adding an environment variable that the user needs to know
about isn't going in the right direction.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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