PE loader integrated into BSD

Dan Kegel dank at
Sun Mar 17 14:15:51 CST 2002

Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 16, 2002 at 10:55:41PM -0800, Dan Kegel wrote:
> > At Wineconf tonight, people were talking about
> > whether integrating bits of wine into the kernel
> > was useful, and how much should be moved in.
> > (Hello task ornaments!)  Anyway, I mentioned that
> > somebody had integrated a PE loader into BSD.  Here's the page:
> > http://chiharu.hauN.ORG/peace/
> > I think this is pretty darn cool, and hope somebody
> > does something similar for Linux.
> On Linux, support for 'foreign' binary types has been generalized using
> the binfmt_misc interface which is controllable at runtime through /proc.
> Debian goes so far as to provide a package called 'binfmt-support' which
> automates setup of additional userland executable loaders.  It actually
> works quite well with Wine, in fact.

I can't shake the feeling that it'd be useful to have
basic PE support in the OS, and make Wine be essentially
a set of shared libraries.

- Dan

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