Suggestion For Wine Loader

Scott Ritchie scott at
Mon Mar 7 03:46:52 CST 2005

On Mon, 2005-03-07 at 15:00 +0900, Mike McCormack wrote:
> Jason Couture wrote:
> > How hard would it be to introduce a "Re-Compiler" instead of an 
> > interpreter? To convert PE -> ELF without having the source. The output 
> > would not have to be a user runnable file maybe just a cache? Possiable 
> > Speed up? To avoid copyright issues maybe the elf could require the pe 
> > to run? In my experience JIT Compiling or interpreting is much slower 
> > than a recompiled program... Let me know what you people think.
> Wine is not an interpreter or a JIT compiler.  It is a binary loader, so 
> it loads a Windows program into memory, and jumps to the start address. 
>   The program itself will run exactly the same way as on a Windows 
> machine, expect for the times when it calls an API function in a 
> "builtin" or Wine implemented DLL.
> Mike

This would make a nice FAQ entry.


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