Some time ago, around the release of mIRC 7 (2010), Khaled added workarounds so mIRC wouldn't crash in Wine. At the time, this was of course great!
However, we're years later, and I'm wondering whether those workarounds are still needed. They are in some cases detrimental for the user experience (reduced sound capabilities, no rich edit box...) and can better be removed.
Khaled, would you mind releasing a (non-official) version of mIRC without these workarounds? Even if pure Windows-mIRC still doesn't work properly in Wine, it will at least give us the chance to file bugs, and Wine devs the possibility to debug where it goes wrong. This way, Wine could further improve, and mIRC can one day drop its compatibility code.