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

Eduardo Romero k3nsai at gmail.com
Thu Aug 28 11:59:08 EDT 2008

On Thu, 2008-08-28 at 17:19 +0200, Ronald van Haren wrote:
> 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
It does run viruses, this has been tested before, they don't do much
harm though. And, autorun files are the thread since they don't require
a click. And yes you are right, it was intended to be that way upstream.

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