[Wine] Overriding of .dll libraries

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 21:25:07 CST 2008

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 9:12 PM, Vincent Povirk
<madewokherd+8cd9 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Overriding libraries won't get you very far.
> Yes, some (not all) dll's can be replaced with native versions.
> Windows libraries are essentially no different from Windows programs,
> in that depending on how they work, they may run into unimplemented
> parts of Wine and subtle differences in behavior that break them. And
> yes, in some cases it will get you past a bug.
> L. Rahyen gave a fine explanation of how to find out what dll's an
> application is using. Trying to override them one by one is an
> approach, but it's not a very good one. If it doesn't work, it gives
> you no helpful information. If it does work, all it will tell you is
> that Wine's implementation of the particular dll you switched probably
> has something wrong with it. It will not lead to a fix in Wine.
> Overrides are one of many tools that are available for troubleshooting
> and working around bugs. There are probably other things you can do,
> but you haven't given any information to determine what they might be.
> Please file a bug (and follow up on it when people ask for more
> information) so that there is a chance to get the problem fixed in
> Wine, even if you do work around it successfully. There's no guarantee
> that it will actually get fixed or that any progress will be made in a
> reasonable amount of time, but please file a report anyway. We need to
> have this sort of information. I don't think it is a lot to ask from a
> project that is run by volunteers.
> Vincent Povirk

While filing a bug will help in the long run, most users are worried
about getting their program running first.


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