Question regarding the debate over whether Wine Is Not an Emulator or not..
dmitry at baikal.ru
Mon Nov 11 05:09:17 CST 2002
"Keith Matthews" <keith_m at sweeney.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Nov 2002 00:47:44 -0500
> "Dimitrie O. Paun" <dpaun at rogers.com> wrote:
> > On November 8, 2002 10:22 pm, Francois Gouget wrote:
> > > If going that way you can use the following:
> > >
> > > Debunking Wine Myths
> > >
> > > 1. Myth 1: "Wine is slow because it is an emulator"
> > > http://www.winehq.com/about/index.php?myths
> > Yeah, that's a good start. But I think it's better to avoid the
> > whole issue by just not using the work emulator that much. It
> > doesn't seem to matter that we say it's NOT an emulator. People
> > seem to remember something about an emulator... :(
> > We should try to position Wine as a (1) PE loader, and (2) toolkit.
> > Both are Good Things in geek culture (see ELF loader, and GTK/QT/wxWindows),
> > so hopefully we'll have fewer battles to fight.
> I think Wine is actually a 'glue', albeit a very thick one.
Probably it would be helpful to add that even under NT based OSes
Win32 is implemented (emulated) on the top of the Native API. In other
words even Microsoft platforms has another layer of APIs under Win32 API.
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