Wine, Darwine, CodeWeavers-- Intel MacOS X

William Knop william.knop at
Mon Jun 26 18:35:11 CDT 2006

Yeah, a wiki page for the Quartz driver would be nice. There are a
couple implementations floating around, some using QuickDraw and some
using CoreGraphics. Most have endian bugs, since they were written
with Darwine/PPC in mind. As far as which is best, it seems to be that
QD is easiest, but it's a deprecated API.

I think I'd use CG if I decided to sit down and write it, which I
might do. I've got some free time, and in a week or so I'll have
access to an intel mac for development. Thoughts on CG? Alexandre?


On 6/26/06, Steven Edwards <winehacker at> wrote:
> Hi William,
> On 6/26/06, William Knop <william.knop at> wrote:
> >  Quartz Driver: works
> Starting a wiki page just about this would be nice if one does not
> already exist. I am really interested in the Quartz driver but have
> not had the time to focus on it. It would be cool if someone could
> cleanup the diff and or poke at Julliard for his comments on it before
> too much time is invested in developing it futher. As far as I have
> seen simple win32 apps work with it which is a good start but it would
> be nice to have a patch that he could review and advise what more is
> needed before it can go in winehq. Being able to run Wine without
> needing the damn X server would be wonderful but its never going to
> get past the solitare stage unless we can get it in winehq.
> The last time I spoke with him about it, he said the Quartz driver did
> not have to be 100% just enough to prove a valid framework which I
> think the current one does. Namely running solitare without the X. The
> major infrastructure issue with it the last time I looked was the
> problem of conflicting functions in the C namespace. The quartzdrv
> imported and used Mac functions that had the same name as win32
> functions and led to all sorts of problems requiring a hack to
> winebuild. Julliard suggested some linker magic could be done to not
> require needing to hack winebuild and or making some sort of wrapper
> library. I am sure there are other issues with design he will want
> resolved also....
> --
> Steven Edwards
> "There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and
> that is an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo

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