Win3: redirect.c ?
janssens-geert at telenet.be
Wed May 7 08:56:03 EDT 2014
On Tuesday 06 May 2014 22:31:37 John Ralls wrote:
> On May 6, 2014, at 3:54 PM, Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at telenet.be>
> > There is a source file redirect.c in packaging/win32 together with a
> > Makefile to compile this into a program called redirect.
> > But I can't find this program in use anywhere. Can anyone remember
> > why this little program is in there and is it still needed/used in
> > some way ?
> From the following in ChangeLog.2007:
> > 2007-07-08 13:12 andi5
> > * [r16277] packaging/win32/dist.sh: Use redirect.exe for
> > gconfd-2.exe (#450052) and qt3-wizard.exe (#452382). Move
> > the
> > original executables to bin\, use renamed copies of
> > redirect.exe
> > at the old locations.
> > 2007-07-08 13:08 andi5
> > * [r16276] packaging/win32/Makefile.am,
> > packaging/win32/redirect.c: Add win32/redirect.c, a tool
> > spawning itself in a parent bin\ directory. This program,
> > called
> > as "prog.exe (arg)*", will search for .\bin\prog.exe,
> > ..\bin\prog.exe and so on. The first hit will be spawned
> > with
> > the same parameters and its exit status will be the exit
> > status
> > of this program.
> It appears it was needed to launch the Qt-based AQBanking Wizard. We
> replaced that in 2.4.0 with a Gtk wizard (thanks to some hard work by
> Martin and Christian), so it's no longer required. Nuke it.
> John Ralls
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