Wine on cygwin now compiles!

Steven Edwards winehacker at
Wed Jun 16 15:19:15 CDT 2010

On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 4:04 PM, Roderick Colenbrander
<thunderbird2k at> wrote:
> I don't expect Wine itself to ever work on cygwin. Last year I asked
> AJ about it and there are some special file handle features which are
> needed. This stuff is supported in SUA but at least in the Vista
> version this was broken. They MIGHT have fixed it for Win7, so if Wine
> can work on Windows it would need Win7 but still you would need a
> version which supports SUA (which are Ultimate and perhaps some
> business version).

If anyone is sufficiently interested in the sendrecv message sockets
over file descriptor stuff (I know I am not anymore) there may be an
archived email with a regression test I found showing the problem.
Even though it was now listed as a supported operation, it kinda sorta
worked in limited cases under Server 2003 and hung in others which
Wine stress. I don't even recall all of the details at this point but
it culminated in me presenting my findings to the SUA team developers
and them saying 'that's nice, call our support to file a bug report'.
Since I could not actually file the bug report myself online and
calling Microsoft support is like a $200 (even if they do issue a
refund or not charge your CC if it's a new real bug), I decided to
waste no more time with it.

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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