Visual C++ 6.0 as a Winelib IDE?

Dimitrie O. Paun dpaun at
Wed Mar 2 09:21:41 CST 2005

On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 05:22:24AM -0800, Ira Krakow wrote:
> The Makefile that Winemaker generates _almost_ works. 
> You need to delete the references to the mfc library
> and mfc.dll.  After doing that, running make generates
> the .so file.  Wine runs it flawlessly.


> I got to thinking - can I convert the code from the
> MFC application as easily?  Seems like it's doable,
> because the generated code runs in VC++/Crossover
> Office 4.1.  I tried the same steps as before, with
> Winemaker, but I couldn't figure out what Makefile
> modifications were needed.

For MFC apps, I think you need to recompile MFC with Wine first.

> All of this got me to thinking - could Wine running
> Visual C++ be a viable IDE for porting?  Maybe just
> linking VC++ with the Winelib libraries would do it. 

This can't be done, we don't have VC++ sources. And besides,
you don't get any additional benefits as compared to just
running the native PE.


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