talk-through dll

Lonnie Cumberland lonnie at
Wed May 15 19:11:00 CDT 2002

I think that is a nice method, but why would I want to use Winelib
over a builtin dll which simply makes calls to the Linux kernel?


> On Thu, 16 May 2002, Geoff Thorpe wrote:
> [...]
>> > I am interested in having a windows DLL that can access some
>> > functions native to Linux.
> [...]
> The way to do this would be to be writing a Winelib library. This
> library can be used by the rest of the application, be it Winelib
> or native Windows, and this library can call both Win32 and Unix
> APIs. When in a Winelib library, calling a Unix API is no
> different from calling it from any other Unix library.
>> Won't it be wonderful when some applications will actually work
>> *better* under Wine than in native windows? Ie. under native
>> windows, "click here" will just open IE or whatever, but under
>> wine with a "talk-through" API, it could instead allow the
>> browsing to be hosted either through the 'normal' windows API
>> (presumably launching IE) *or* be passed out to a native browser
>> of choice on the host system (mozilla, konqueror, whatever).
> You mean something like the fourth screenshot on this page :-)
> --
> Francois Gouget         fgouget at
>                  Hiroshima '45 - Czernobyl '86 - Windows '95

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