Allow changing the user and organization in winecfg

Bug #384990 reported by Endolith on 2009-06-08
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: wine

If you install software in Wine that needs a User and Organization, you'll see these strings set as the default:

    Change preferred owner in ~/.wine/system.reg

    Change preferred organization in ~/.wine/system.reg

Instead, it should allow you to change the user and organization in Wine Configuration utility, or, even better, use the information from Gnome About Me as the default.

Launchpad: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wine/+bug/384990

If you install software in Wine that needs a User and Organization, you'll see these strings set as the default:

    Change preferred owner in ~/.wine/system.reg

    Change preferred organization in ~/.wine/system.reg

Whenever possible, we should be using the system settings here - System->Preferences->About Me (on Gnome at least) contains a great default for owner and organization

Scott Ritchie (scottritchie) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, I have forwarded it upstream.

Changed in wine (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in wine:
status: Unknown → Confirmed

Is there a standard way to access that data?

Endolith (endolith) wrote :

Not sure how it should handle this cross-platform, though. It would be different for Gnome, KDE, etc. Letting this be changed in the utility would be a good start, though.

Endolith (endolith) wrote :

It IS possible to change this in Wine Configuration. (In the "About" tab, of course, where it doesn't belong.)

The strings should be changed to something like:

    Change owner in Wine Configuration About tab
    Change organization in Wine Configuration About tab

1. Looks like the Gnome data is actually stored in an entry in Evolution's addressbook(?)

~/.evolution/addressbook/local/system/

2. This would need to work in KDE and other desktops. It would be best if there were an XDG database for this instead?
3. The Wine configuration fields should probably not be in the About tab. I don't think this is intuitive, since "About" is usually used for information, not settings.
4. Either way, the simplest thing that can be changed is to set the default empty string to tell the user the optimal place to set this information (like "Change owner in Wine Configuration About tab").

Does this occur in newest WINE?

Thank you for reporting this bug.

Does this occur in newest WINE?

Changed in wine (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
Changed in wine:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist

This bug has not been updated for three years. Is this still an issue i current (1.5.4) or newer wine ?
You may also close this as abandoned if you feel that that this is issue is no longer relevant to you.

The fields are just blank now (which is an improvement), but still an issue.

Graham Inggs (ginggs) wrote :

Is this still a problem? The Owner and Organisation fields of winecfg's About box remain populated after closing and re-opening winecfg. Wine 1.8.4-1ubuntu2 on Ubuntu Yakkety.

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