Wine on cygwin now compiles!

Aleksey Bragin aleksey at
Sun Jun 27 03:59:54 CDT 2010

Is there any real, practical interest in Wine on Windows?
I've been making some progress in this direction recently (though I  
think my approach would be to have a ported, NT-version of  
wineserver.exe which just uses native functions of the OS instead of  
emulating them over cygwin, which emulates those features using its  
own code once again; discussable anyway).

Aleksey Bragin.

On Jun 17, 2010, at 12:19 AM, Steven Edwards wrote:

> 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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