winecfg: add note about 32 bit prefixes to dialog
dimesio at earthlink.net
Wed Mar 25 13:39:06 CDT 2015
On Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:55:34 -0500
Andrew Eikum <aeikum at codeweavers.com> wrote:
> Some example popup text:
> This Wine prefix is built to support 64-bit applications. Because
> the Windows version you selected does not support 64-bit
> applications, this prefix cannot be configured to mimic that version
> of Windows.
> To create a 32-bit prefix, please delete your existing prefix and
> create a new Wine prefix with WINEARCH=win32. For example:
> rm -rf <automatically insert wineprefix path here>
> WINEARCH=win32 wine winecfg
> Note that this will remove any applications and files in your
> current Wine prefix, and that 64-bit applications will not be
> supported in the new prefix. You may use WINEPREFIX to set an
> alternate prefix path.
I like the idea of a popup message, but that one's awfully long, and telling users to delete their existing wineprefix is not necessary, and potentially harmful, if they don't read carefully enough. IMO, it would be better to refer users to the FAQ for actual instructions on how to create a 32 bit wineprefix.
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