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some notes about problems with mIRC under wine #227607 15/11/10 11:04 PM
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I run debian linux and wine version 1.2, I've been playing around with mirc under wine and noticed if you use the icon of a window to bring up a menu and chose "Font..." nothing happens. You can't change fonts.

Also copying text is virtually impossible, I've attempted to copy text from a window and it darn near locked up my machine for quite some time.

$file().sig seems to always return ok rather than fail in instances where it should return fail.

These are just three complications I've noticed, I figured with some posts about wine fixes and what not maybe these are worth relaying but somehow I fear its going to be a wine related issue rather than a mIRC issue. I'll continue to post more complications I find as I stumble upon them.

Re: some notes about problems with mIRC under wine [Re: Talon] #227609 16/11/10 12:53 AM
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Have you tried using /font to change the font instead? Like /font courier? Not a solution, but it might be a fair workaround until it gets resolved. I wasn't able to reproduce this on my wine, but it's not 1.2.

As for $file().sig, what instances should it fail? How many "instances" are there?


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Re: some notes about problems with mIRC under wine [Re: argv0] #227611 16/11/10 02:02 AM
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read your pm argv[0], the best example i got is one I wouldn't want to make public as to the nature of what it does.

Re: some notes about problems with mIRC under wine [Re: Talon] #227619 16/11/10 05:57 AM
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Then I imagine that Wine just doesn't implement $file().sig properly. This is something you should take up with Wine implementors. AFAIK, $file().sig uses Windows file signatures, which is a relatively new addition, so mIRC might just be bypassing it anyway.


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Re: some notes about problems with mIRC under wine [Re: Talon] #227876 26/11/10 02:38 PM
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Testing under Ubuntu with Wine v1.2, I was not able to reproduce the Font dialog issue or the text copying issue. The font dialog works correctly when I select Font from the System menu by clicking the top left corner button in a window. The text copying is smooth and fast as well. As for the $file().sig issue, it looks like this is due to Wine not implementing support for the Windows file signature API and returning success for any call to the API.

Re: some notes about problems with mIRC under wine [Re: Khaled] #228113 07/12/10 05:22 PM
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Khaled beat me to it... (same answers as him)

Can I also recommend you take a look at the WineHQ entry for mIRC? It may assist you as obviously your installation is somewhat different than hours.

Specifically check the Winetricks additions.
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Re: some notes about problems with mIRC under wine [Re: Khaled] #228153 10/12/10 09:03 AM
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I've updated my installed packages with ubuntu's update manager and got an updated wine 1.2, which now I can get the font dialog.

As for the copy problem, it still exists, I pretty much lock up my PC if I attempt to copy any text from the static control.

What version of ubuntu? running gnome or kde? are you using compiz? I haven't tested disabling compiz to see if that fixes copying text in mirc, but i will post back when i test it out.

Im running ubuntu 10.05 (update manager says im up-to-date) running gnome 2.30.2 and I have compiz running.