Support for binaries that were abandoned by M$, and maintenance hell?

Marcus Meissner meissner at
Wed May 11 03:57:39 CDT 2005

On Tue, May 10, 2005 at 11:44:03PM -0500, Dustin Navea wrote:
> The discussion on 16-bit support for cards.dll led me to an interesting 
> theory.
> As I said, soon we will be not necessarily abandoning 32-bits, but 
> writing more 64-bits..  Sure we have separation to keep things apart, 
> but wine is starting to get loaded down with things that only a small 
> minority of users need anymore.. Perhaps it is time (just another idea) 
> to copy out the 16-bit code into it's own project?  That way we can 
> organize things more efficiently, and at the same time, reduce 1) 
> download time of wine, and 2) compile time.
> Of course, we would still leave 16-bit support in the main project, but 
> we would no longer maintain it there..  We could maintain it in wine16....
> </flame war first shot>
> Comments?  Suggestions?  Flames???  Bring it ;-)

16bit support is deeply integrated into the WINE core and not easy to extract.

And it is usually not touched by current work anyway, so I really see no need
to split it off.

Ciao, Marcus
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