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  • #11
    Originally posted by thoemy View Post
    About the list of installed applications:
    So it is incomplete.
    Since Steam detect WINE, I sure it may detect WINE Gecko too.

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    • #12
      That doesn't necessarily mean that Steam cares about WINE Gecko. After all It's not really an application but more of a component, a replacement for the Windows Internet Explorer component. There is no need to look for Gecko anyway, since Wine has a special API for getting its version (wine_get_version in NTDLL.DLL), which seems to be a much more bulletproof thing to do - it's likely that Steam already uses that.

      Unfortunately it's unclear whether Valve counts the OP's system as Windows XP 32-bit as it claims in the second line, or as Unknown.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by RussianNeuroMancer View Post
        I see, so then it's default only for Ubuntu builds.
        No. I mean if there is more "WINE Gecko" installations than 0.69%, then we able to see WINE Gecko in the list. But if we doesn't see WINE Gecko in the list, then there is less than 0.69% installations.
        Ah, thank you for clarifying. No idea what WINE Gecko is as opposed to WINE, but I assume 0.69% is the threshold that Valve uses to either depict a program or not.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by FutureSuture View Post
          Ah, thank you for clarifying. No idea what WINE Gecko is as opposed to WINE, but I assume 0.69% is the threshold that Valve uses to either depict a program or not.
          Wine gecko is used for the "internet explorer" for wine, basically the engine from mozilla with a simple gui. I believe it is what you get when you run "wine iexplore" (yay 8.3).
          http://wiki.winehq.org/Gecko

          But if steam uses some webkit based browser now, doesn't it bring its own webkit libraries now and doesn't use internet explorer/wine gecko anymore?

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          • #15
            Originally posted by ChrisXY View Post
            But if steam uses some webkit based browser now, doesn't it bring its own webkit libraries now and doesn't use internet explorer/wine gecko anymore?
            Steam ships with CEF, the Chromium Embedded Framework, for all its web browser doodads

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