Java in wine?

Keith Matthews keith_m at
Thu Mar 20 05:49:36 CST 2003

On 20 Mar 2003 11:28:08 +0000
Mike Hearn <m.hearn at> wrote:

> Hi,
> Perhaps a bit offtopic, but my company has asked me to try and get a
> desktop java app we use/are developing here running under Linux. You'd
> think, being written in Java, that it'd just be a case of installing
> the JVM and running it. Unfortunately, because Java is rather poor at
> desktop apps, they've used a load of windows extensions via JNI to try
> and make it integrate better.
> That means, the only solution is probably to run a JVM under Wine
> (short of rewriting all the native code, which they don't want to do).
> Now, I tried the Sun JRE, and it wasn't happy. I expect HotSpot does
> some wierd stuff under the covers. So I'm wondering if anybody has
> walked this road before, and if there are any other JVMs that might
> work better under Wine?

Sounds like they've used the MS extensions. You'll have to run the MS
JRE in that case. Don't know if anyone has tried that.

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