Is it as nontrivial as it appears

Mike Hearn mike at
Fri Mar 28 16:01:37 CST 2003

I think this was investigated as part of the mono/wine integration
effort. See the "pthreads and mono" thread (pun fully intended ;) for
some details on that.

I think Alexandres conclusion was this:

> Is that setup modular at all? As in, could you start a program as a
> normal app, then dlopen some shlibs and call wineLibInit() for
> then link against windows DLLs as needed?

No, that's not supported at the moment, and it's a bit tricky to
implement. It may happen someday but it's not really a priority right

So at the moment, winelib apps have to be started using the wine loader
I believe.

On Fri, 2003-03-28 at 21:20, Bill Medland wrote:
> I've now got to the stage where I have to look at whether it is possible for a 
> linux process to call into windows dlls.  (Don't bother telling me to use 
> winelib to make the linux executable into a winelib one).
> I've never really thought too hard about it; it has always seemed to me that 
> it ought to be quite trivial; just make sure you call the correct 
> initialisaton functions and there you go.  Indeed that has been my response 
> on occasions on c.e.m.w and no-one had corrected me.
> I've just started looking at it and I get the distinct impression that due to 
> the multiple processes and threads involved it may not be as trivial as I 
> though.
> Anyone care to comment?

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