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Old 22 January 2012, 05:11   #1
Leandro Jardim
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Calling Windows code from WinUAE is risky!

Hi, I installed that new AmiKit with DirectoryOpus full preinstalled, and I noticed that it can run Internet Explorer and other Windows programs directly from emulation!

Toni, dont you think its too risky, to allow this? Doesnt is a good idea to put a "Safe" checkbox to disable entirely the support for plugins or access to the Windows side?

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Old 22 January 2012, 08:45   #2
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Native libraries are only allowed to be loaded from winuae's directory (including root and any existing directory). Just delete the file (I think it is in winuae_dll directory that comes with AmiKit)

I don't think it is more risky than running any other program. WinUAE does not get any extra privileges, any normal Windows program can do the exact same. It is also risky to mount Windows drives read/write.

Option can be added, as long as there is GUI space. The usual problem

Note that I didn't implement this interface, personally I don't like it myself, it has a strange design but it was done long long time ago. I guess it was modelled after Amithlon that allowed native code, which of course didn't need any extra checks..
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