[Wine]Quicken 2004 Report windows

Duane Clark dclark at akamail.com
Tue Oct 12 12:45:54 CDT 2004

M-Halo wrote:
>>With current versions of Wine, registry creation is
>>a runtime task. That 
>>is, when Wine is run, it looks for a ~/.wine
>>directory. If none is 
>>found, it creates one and populates it with default
>>registry entries. If 
>>a ~/.wine is already there, is is left untouched.
> Very interesting...  I used to have these concerns,
> and then a few weeks ago, I saw them echoed on
> Winehq.com .  See here:
> http://www.winehq.com/?issue=242#Upgrade%20Management

Okay, I should not have said that "If a ~/.wine is already there, is is 
left untouched." An upgrade can add certain keys to the registry, but 
these are always Wine specific keys.

This is actually somewhat new to Wine (this year I think). Slowly but 
surely, everything that was once in ~/.wine/config is moving into the 
registry. In fact, by default Wine no longer creates a ~/.wine/config in 
a new installation, though you can create one manually and add entries 
to it. Eventually, and probably not too far into the future, the config 
file will no longer be used at all, and will probably even be ignored.

As for the registry entries inserted by an application, Wine does not 
mess with those when upgrading. It never has, and I think I can safely 
say never will.

I guess perhaps you are you referring to the statement "If you upgrade 
to this new version, please re-setup your whole wine configuration and 
merge over your data."? But that was only a suggestion, to avoid the 
inherent difficulty of making automatic update work flawlessly as the 
shift is made from the config file to the registry. But that is not the 
path Wine has chosen to go, and I doubt that Alexandre would go that route.

So in theory, in some cases, I suppose certain Wine specific things 
might break when upgrading Wine, though I consider this very unlikely. 
However that should only affect something that you had in your config 
file, which did not get merged into the registry. In general, these 
changes should be completely invisible to the typical user.

All of this is a very long winded way of saying don't bother 
reinstalling apps when upgrading Wine ;) Yes, things that worked before 
sometimes break when Wine is upgraded. But in the vast majority of 
cases, this is due to changes in the Wine code, not due to registry entries.

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