Java in wine?

Dan Kegel dank at
Thu Mar 20 09:16:36 CST 2003

Mike wrote:
> 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?

What version of Java does the app require?

I wonder if perhaps some older Sun JREs run better
on Wine than hotspot does.  I haven't tried any, but
who knows, it might be worth trying.
- Dan

Dan Kegel

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