CPU Emulation

Jakob Eriksson jakov at vmlinux.org
Tue Jun 7 12:11:06 CDT 2005

Andreas Mohr wrote:

>On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 10:54:14PM +1000, Robert Lunnon wrote:
>>Has any consideration been given to hooking a CPU emulation into wine to allow 
>>non x86 derivative CPUs execute native Windows binaries. For example it aught 
>>to be possible to hook qmu into the wine loader. Would this make a good 
>>Google Summer of Code project ?
>You even dare asking this question only one day after non-x86
>CPUs have officially been declared extinct!?
>qemu is already able to run x86 Windows programs on non-x86 CPUs, with
>the Wine package that's distributed on the qemu website already.
>Not sure whether integrating qemu directly would help a lot...
>Hmm, probably yes, since the whole Win32 API part would be done natively,
>but there's still the whole x86 program part remaining for translation.

All graphics and sound would be running natively.  Look at Darwine project,
they are the closest to this goal. (Still far away though.)


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