[PATCH] schedsvc: In case it's an old Wine prefix create c:\windows\tasks automatically.

Dmitry Timoshkov dmitry at baikal.ru
Mon Aug 27 07:54:22 CDT 2018

Alexandre Julliard <julliard at winehq.org> wrote:

> >> > This patch helps to avoid manual creation of c:\windows\tasks in old Wine
> >> > prefixes a user may have around.
> >> 
> >> Why wasn't it created from wine.inf on prefix update?
> >
> > As far as I understand prefix update sometimes was intentionally disabled
> > mainly to avoid installing new versions of gecko and breaking changed drive
> > configuration. There are also other issues with automatic prefix updates.
> I'd say that's a case where you get the keep the pieces if it's
> broken. I don't see a need to add workarounds in the code for broken
> prefixes.

The prefix is not broken, contrary, the intention is to avoid breaking it,
and the prefix updates are known to break the custom configured things like
folder and drive configurations besides other things. Some customers have
their prefixes created years ago with very old versions of Wine, and things
still work. It would be a major pain if their prefixes got broken by an
unwanted prefix update.


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