Suggestion For Wine Loader
scott at open-vote.org
Mon Mar 7 03:46:52 CST 2005
On Mon, 2005-03-07 at 15:00 +0900, Mike McCormack wrote:
> Jason Couture wrote:
> > How hard would it be to introduce a "Re-Compiler" instead of an
> > interpreter? To convert PE -> ELF without having the source. The output
> > would not have to be a user runnable file maybe just a cache? Possiable
> > Speed up? To avoid copyright issues maybe the elf could require the pe
> > to run? In my experience JIT Compiling or interpreting is much slower
> > than a recompiled program... Let me know what you people think.
> Wine is not an interpreter or a JIT compiler. It is a binary loader, so
> it loads a Windows program into memory, and jumps to the start address.
> The program itself will run exactly the same way as on a Windows
> machine, expect for the times when it calls an API function in a
> "builtin" or Wine implemented DLL.
This would make a nice FAQ entry.
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