[Wine] Using comctl32.dll legal?

Reece Dunn msclrhd at googlemail.com
Fri May 30 17:23:44 CDT 2008

2008/5/30 sol <wineforum-user at winehq.org>:
> By your ridiculous logic, half the applications you use in Windows are not using the DLLs legally since they're using them without the rest of Windows.

If an application uses a Windows DLL, that is fine as those DLLs
should be available on the Windows OS that you are running that
application on.

If the application distributes one or more DLLs, it can only do so for
the ones that are redistributable provided that it makes use of them.
This includes msxml 3-6, the Visual C/C++ runtime libraries, GDIPlus
and the DirectX DLLs.

It is possible to get urlmon, mshtml, shlwapi and some others by
installing Internet Explorer, as that distributes and installs those

dimesio has noted that comctl32 (version 5 from IE5, so it does not
include any of the theming updates, nor any of the XP/Vista control
updates) is available as a separate install, and is also available
with Internet Explorer 5 (not sure about IE6 or 7).

- Reece

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