Linking wine * libraries with Linux applications ?!

Rob D rddone at
Wed Oct 19 22:12:10 CDT 2005

As a developer of several applications that need to run on Windows and 
*nix, I am VERY interested in knowing more about the possible ways to 
accomplish this, and would be more than willing to help update whatever 
stuff is required.

At 04:52 PM 10/19/2005, Troy Rollo wrote:
>On Thu, 20 Oct 2005 03:05, Vitaliy Margolen wrote:
> > Wednesday, October 19, 2005, 10:47:11 AM, Alexander Efremov wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > is it possible to link Win32 Wine libraries (* with a Linux
> > > application. Suppose we have a simple Linux gcc program
> >
> > Yes. It is called winelib application.
>Actually, the answer to the original question is "no". It is not possible to
>just link the Wine libraries directly into a Linux application - at least not
>without additional work. A Winelib application (linked with winegcc) is
>itself a library which is loaded by one of the Wine executables (there is a
>patch to make Winelib applications into executables in their own right, but
>the patch is out of date).
>There are a number of mechanisms by which a Linux application might be 
>able to
>link directly to Wine libraries, but they all involve something more complex
>than the example provided.

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