X client wrapper for Win apps?

Alexander Gottwald alexander.gottwald at s1999.tu-chemnitz.de
Wed Sep 18 03:40:47 CDT 2002

On Mon, 16 Sep 2002, Keith D. Tyler wrote:

[GDI apps using X11]

> This is, I realize, all probably very unrealistic dreaming, but any leads
> or tips are welcome.

I don't know much of the windows internals but thought of simple

Every Windows draw command is translated into calls to a GDI driver. this
driver is either the driver of the graphics card or a printer. The people
from wine already have written a driver which exports a GDI interface and
maps all calls to X11. Maybe this is a starting point.

I never tried to compile the wine x11drv as a native windows driver. This
would be the first hurdle to take.

Then one must either replace the original windows display driver or use
the x11drv as proxy (export X11 and call old display driver) or even set 
the driver per application (create a new graphics context with the x11drv)
so the rest of the system is not affected.

Xpost to wine-devel, they might know it better
 Alexander.Gottwald at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de 
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