Mac OS X/Darwin port of Wine

Jim White jim at
Sat Jan 4 20:02:16 CST 2003

Brian Vincent wrote:
 > This issue comes up a few times a year (isn't it in a FAQ
 > somewhere?)  Anyway, take a look at these threads:

Yes it is a bit of a FAQ, and the answers have mostly been along the 
lines of "just use Winelib for non-Intel machines".  Now it can be "... 
and checkout the Darwine BOF".

Thanks for the links!

Lionel Ulmer wrote:
> It's a very nice subject... A pitty it has such a low importance (seeing how
> X86 dominates the desktop market).

Supposedly Mac OS X already has the largest installed base of any single 
*nix distribution and certainly is ahead of Linux on the desktop.  So 
there are easily as many potential users of Wine for Mac OS X as Wine 
for X86-whatever.  And Virtual PC has been popular & successful.

Dan Kegel wrote:
 > Sounds like a plan to me.  Hopefully your Wine tree won't drift
 > out of sync with the main one like so many Linux kernel port trees
 > do.

Yep, keeping things in sync will be important.  In checking out Winehq 
distrbution, I see that updates revolve arond the monthly tarballs.  So 
that's where we'll start and try to keep up-to-date with that.

Thanks for the encouragment!


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