[pkg-wine-party] Call for testing: automatically detect wine arch and WoW64

Jens Reyer jre.winesim at gmail.com
Sat Dec 12 22:29:58 UTC 2015

On 12/12/2015 10:50 PM, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 5:13 PM, Jens Reyer wrote:
>> I'd love to hear feedback about my previous commits, including tests.
>> As you can see I was quite surprised about WoW64, and I still don't
>> know, if/what I miss there.
>> For one side I was very pleased with my testing results.
> Hi Jens,
> This is very similar to something I had implemented before, but I felt
> like parsing system.reg may not be entirely reliable, and file often
> has security issues, so I dropped both of those a while ago.
> I suppose it's worth reevaluating those decisions given the complaints
> about current behavior.

Hi Mike,

yes, I saw that while going through the git history and bugreports.
After trying several approaches, I think I have combined the different
tests for the best result possible with this general approach, which
still has some caveats.
Automatically detecting with "file" is only useful for a strictly
separate wine32-wine64 setup, while I now realized that a shared WoW64
setup is possible. Adding your concerns and upstream's general other
approach, I'd say this approach is a dead-end.

Instead I propose to stay with wine32 as default (and try not to install
wine64 automatically), and make it as easy as possible to choose WoW64.
See my last mail to #769234.


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