Linking wine * libraries with Linux applications ?!

Michael Stefaniuc mstefani at
Thu Oct 20 08:48:13 CDT 2005

Dan Kegel wrote:
> On 10/20/05, Alexander Efremov <vilgus at> wrote:
>>Actually my problem is little bit different. I'm creating a library
>>for Linux which utilizes some features of other Linux libraries +
>>additionally I wand to utilize the avifil32.dll for the AVI stuff. The
>>architecture is somethink like
>>|Linux Executable| --uses--> |Linux *.a and *.so libraries| +
>>+ |my Linux *.so library| --uses--> |Other Linux *.a and *.so
>>libraries + WineLib|
>>It's very pitty that we have all the features of Win32 *.dll libraies
>>reimplemened for Linux but can't use them without the emulator.

> You might be tempted to pursue another,
> much more ambitious alternative by
> making something like 'minwine' analogous to
> mingw32, i.e. strip Wine down to the parts that
> can just link into a normal linux app.  It would have
> to be able to load video codec DLLs to be useful,
> which might be difficult.  I wouldn't try this route
> if you want to get anything done and usable in
> the short term.
Isn't this exactly what mplayer is doing? Afair "look at how mplayer is 
doing" was a much used answer to people wanting to connect to their 
Windows DLLs which did few or no Win32 calls at all.

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