[arch-dev-public] Wine association, waht should we do?

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Thu Aug 28 11:25:12 EDT 2008

Ronald van Haren schrieb:
>> The discussion has been going on here:
>> http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=54162
>> I will appreciate your suggestions guys.
>> Thanks
>> Eduardo "kensai" Romero
> umm as I understand a user still has to click the file for it to be
> executed via wine? I don't see any problem there. If someone is
> affraid to click a .exe file, then either they should remove the file
> association on their local machine or remove wine altogether (btw I
> seriously doubt that any virus will do harm when executed via wine
> (or has it become that good?)).
> I suggest to keep it as is (as was intended upstream), maybe adding a
> message saying what to do to disable the file association.
> Ronald

Agreed. And someone should probably point the paranoid poster to 
pacman's NoUpgrade option, so the .desktop file stays the way he wants 
it even after updates.

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