[Wine] Detecting a programm runs using Wine

Darragh Bailey felix at compsoc.nuigalway.ie
Tue Feb 10 08:28:06 CST 2009

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 02:02:35PM +0000, David Gerard wrote:
> 2009/2/9 Darragh Bailey <felix at compsoc.nuigalway.ie>:
> > Wine does not support detecting of wine, therefore whatever method is
> > used, the wine developers may well change this in the future to suit.
> > Hence the detection method no longer works and the app now breaks.
> Will Wine be abandoning its own set of registry keys?
> http://wiki.winehq.org/UsefulRegistryKeys
> Will detecting HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine stop working at some
> point in the future?

Probably not, but you cannot depend on it, as it's not supported. The
developers may choose to rename the registry keys at sometime in the


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