Custom Windows Program Loader

Informações info at
Mon Oct 31 09:29:28 CST 2005

    Thanks everyone for the insightful information.

    Actually, the solution provided looks quite simple. However, I was 
trying to make some naive tests one my Windows box and got stuck on 
something that looks quite simple as well... I just can't find the 
KERNEL32.DLL library that I expected to be inside the downloadable 
"" package. ;.(

    Can anyone confirm me if this package has successfully being build on 
Windows using MingW ? If so, where should I look for it ? If not, which were 
the caveats ?

    Just another piece of information: I extracted the contents of this 
package in a temporary directory and placed the notepad.exe executable along 
with the dummy notepad.exe.local file inside the same directory. When I try 
to run notepad, I have an error message that reads something like:

    "It wasn't possible to find the entry-point for the procedure 
wine_get_unix_file_name in dynamic library kernel32.dll"

    The message is written in portuguese, and this is the best translation 
that I was able to do. It looks like any other Wine library tries to call a 
procedure from the Wine kernel32,dll but ends up calling this procedure on 
the native kernel32.dll. Is that right ?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Anssi Hannula" <anssi.hannula at>
To: "Informações" <info at>
Cc: <wine-devel at>
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 6:01 PM
Subject: Re: Custom Windows Program Loader

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Informações wrote:
>    Hey All,


>    I've been trying to solve a problem that WINE seems to have tacked
> quite properly: I need to run a Windows application under Windows OS
> using custom DLLs in place of Windows-kernel DLLs. For instance, I wanna
> be able to run the Notepad application loading all its required DLLs
> from the Windwos/System path but, for instance, user32.dll, that I will
> provide as a custom implementation.
>    As I can seem, WINE program loader does the job, but not under
> Windows. Does anybody have any clue on how to make this "magic" happens
> on a Windows environment (possibly inside cygwin) ? Does anybody know
> any other tool capable of providing this functionality ? DLLs on Windows

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Anssi Hannula

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