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Mike Hearn mike at
Sun May 18 07:49:23 CDT 2003

> 1. So why did they move VXD's to dos?


> 2. Do native VXD's in wine load for every windows
> version defined?

I think so, yes.

> 3. Do you mean a messy rewrite or just compilling with
> the winelib?

Basically a total rewrite. VxDs need to run in ring zero (kernel mode),
and obviously the Linux kernel is pretty different to the windows

> 4. Since it's kind of a driver I get wine will never
> support real ones, not in the near future, right?

Probably not. I'm sure somebody reasonably smart with a lot of
motivation could do it though.

> 5. Was supporting real windows drivers ever came up? I
> know that if something like this would of been done it
> wouldn't be it wine but I wander, is there such a
> project?

It has been raised in the past yes, especially as some apps need VxDs to
run properly, but there is no easy solution to using them.

thanks -mike

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