Wine Ma os X port
fgouget at free.fr
Fri Aug 30 00:24:11 CDT 2002
On Thu, 29 Aug 2002, Lionel Ulmer wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 28, 2002 at 04:51:29PM -0700, Francois Gouget wrote:
> > Not necessarily. What you propose to do for Wine can be done for the C
> > and X11 libraries. Then you get an emulator that lets you run x86 Linux
> > applications on a PPC machine... including Wine.
> Well, yes... But if you have a system that creates for you a 'translation'
> layer for all the libraries used by Wine, why not use it directly on Wine
> itself ?
You cannot have a tool that is going to write the translation layer
automatically. I guess it is simpler to write it by hand for the Unix
APIs (maybe a couple thousands at most?), rather than for the Windows
APIs >> 10 thousands, plus tons of messages, plus tons of callbacks,
plus poor documentation, etc.
Francois Gouget fgouget at free.fr http://fgouget.free.fr/
It really galls me that most of the computer power in the world
is wasted on screen savers.
Chris Caldwell from the GIMPS project
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