Why Wine is like playing the guitar

Dmitry Timoshkov dmitry at baikal.ru
Thu Mar 21 09:47:35 CST 2002

"Steven Edwards" <Steven_Ed4153 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> >If instead someone was planning to try to interface the native Linux
> Mozilla binary with WINE, 
> >you should realize that would be even more difficult, one immediate
> showstopper is that Mozilla 
> >uses pthreads and WINE doesn't.  It would be a nightmare.
> .....I didn't really think about that. What about applications ported
> with winelib, can you use pthreads with them? If such a wrapper was
> developed to run Mozilla_W32/Wine could you then use winelib to port the
> application and use linux_mozzila/gecko?

I don't know the status of the patch, but Transgaming did some work
to use pthreads natively in WineX.


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