Introduction and Sparc Solaris Status

Francois Gouget fgouget at
Fri Mar 22 18:26:41 CST 2002

On Sat, 23 Mar 2002, Hetz Ben Hamo wrote:

> > I'm trying to get winelib working on Sparc-solaris.  I've got a few
> > questions I'd like to ask, but I'm going to post them as separate
> > messages, to keep the threading tidy.
> On Sparc processor? you mean you're emulating all the other layers too? like
> processor, ram, video etc? isn't it kinda ... slow?

Warren_Baird said:
> I'm trying to get *winelib* working on Sparc-solaris.

   Emphasis mine. He is trying to get Winelib to work on Sparc.
Winelib is the part of Wine that lets you recompile applications on
Unix. This requires having the source of course, but lets you compile
Windows programs on non x86 platforms. So there is no processor
emulation going on (as is always the case with Wine ;-).
   The issues are the usual issues:
 * byte endianness
 * alignment issues
 * pointer size
 * must not use x86 assembly

Francois Gouget         fgouget at
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