linux kernel thoughts
w_knop at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 3 12:15:18 CDT 2002
Hmm... I hadn't thought of that. Thanks for the info. Perhaps I'll make a
help file so people can set their boxes up easily this way.
>From: Shachar Shemesh <wine-devel at sun.consumer.org.il>
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>Subject: Re: linux kernel thoughts
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>It's been a while since I looked at the compilation options of the kernel,
>but there used to be specific support for java applets in the kernel
>(running a userland jvm, mind you). That was later deprecated by a "MISC"
>handler, that (I guess) could be configured to run java, and probably also
>The idea is that trying to execve a PE file, will find the userland wine
>program and run it. This would make your effort needless.
>William Knop wrote:
>>I'm sure people have asked questions about integrating wine into the linux
>>kernel. Probably got flamed by everybody, yeah? But that's not what I'm
>>posting about. Not directly, anyway. =)
>>I'm thinking of writing a kernel patch for PE executable support. Is there
>>any reason why wine libraries should not be used in a similar manner as
>>standard linux libraries? Granted wine is more than just it's libraries.
>>Anyway, good idea, bad idea?
>>And please keep the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" comments to
>>yourself. No progress is made with that mentality.
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