winelib an fpc

Roderick Colenbrander thunderbird2k at
Tue Aug 30 13:15:00 CDT 2011

On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 9:43 AM, Paul Chitescu <paulc at> wrote:
> On Tuesday 30 August 2011 01:57:30 am Reinier Napoles Martinez wrote:
>> >>This won't work. Simply doing a dlopen on the wine libraries won't get
>> >>your environment setup properly.
>> what can i do then to setup the wine environment correctly
>> and use the wine libraries from fpc.
>> thanks
> Essentially what you need to do is to write your application as a winelib
> application. That means it will have a code similar to a Win32 EXE but will be
> in ELF format.
> I have no idea if/how you can do that using fpc.
> An alternative would be to write a winelib proxy program and talk to it
> through a socket or some other form of IPC.
> Finally, if your application depends too much on some DLL (especially things
> you cannot easily proxy like graphics) just make it a Win32 EXE.
> Paul

I'm not sure what fpc allows. Perhaps it is possible (I'm not sure) to
write a tiny C application with a main function which 'links' to your
pascal code. That way (if possible) you would bootstrap Wine with a
basic winelib application.


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