[Wine] Re: Status of Wine64 on OSX?
wineforum-user at winehq.org
Wed Jun 1 12:44:32 CDT 2011
Alexandre Julliard wrote:
> "asiga" <wineforum-user at winehq.org> writes:
> > Hi,
> > I know Wine64 is still experimental, and I've read threads from last Summer stating that Wine64 won't build nor run on OSX at this time.
> > However, Wine64 would be really useful for me on OSX, because I build small simple apps for both win32 and win64 mode, and being able to crosscompile and run them from OSX would be a great time saver for me.
> > So, what's the status of Wine64 on OSX? Will it run soon? Is there somebody working at it?
> It's not going to happen anytime soon, if ever. It requires support in
> the kernel and the compiler, and there's no evidence that Apple is going
> to do this. There are also some tricky ABI incompatibilities.
> Alexandre Julliard
> julliard at winehq.org
Well, I don't think those are the real causes, as it's possible to virtualize 64 bit OSs on OSX. I know WINE is not a virtualized OS, but a binary compatibility layer, but, however, I'm pretty sure that if Wine was a Mac-centered project, Wine64 would build and run. Note that I'm not blaming anybody, I'm just saying that the real cause is not the OSX kernel, but the lack of user interest in Wine64 for Mac.
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