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Re: Pre-linux Windows program - was Re: bill gates Linux

On Sun, Dec 08, 2002 at 11:45:04PM +0100, Emile van Bergen wrote:

>> Actually, I would find it significantly easier to borrow code from Wine
>> to do registry parsing and run a tool against a Windows partition
>> mounted read-only to extract the information we need, than I would to
>> write a Windows application to do roughly the same thing.

> Hum, yes, but that probably says more about

> 1. the excellent capabilities of the Wine team
> 2. lack of ability and willingness to write windows code on your part

> than the elegance of the solution - IMHO.

Feel free to demonstrate the elegance of your own Windows code, then.

>>> Before you know, people will go back to Windows to change their IP
>>> address in Linux because they don't know how to do it there.

>> Well, since debconf is not a registry, that would be a little difficult,
>> wouldn't it?

> Well, I was thinking about horrible scenarios like, "you know, I
> installed this Linux thing, and it used my network settings from Windows
> fine, but now I can't find out how to change it, so I figured I could
> change the settings in Windows and then reinstall Linux, so I did."

There are some forms of idiocy that it's just not possible to proof
against. <shrug>

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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