Make a 16-bit test in wine for krnl386.exe16

Michael Stefaniuc mstefani at
Mon Nov 30 02:52:35 CST 2015

On 11/30/2015 03:47 AM, Bruno Jesus wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 2:13 AM, Nikolay Sivov <bunglehead at> wrote:
>> On 29.11.2015 20:30, Bruno Jesus wrote:
>>> Hi all, I'm trying to create tests for GetPrivateProfileString16 but
>>> it is not working as expected because the test is calling the kernel32
>>> version of the function instead of the krnl386.exe16.
>>> Is there any way to make a test that compiles and runs against krnl386
>>> instead of kernel32?
>>> I tried a few different things and the attached patch is the last
>>> attempt (the tests are wrong but that is not the point yet).
>> I think the main problem is to actually be able to build NE binaries,
>> for that you'll need tools that support this, for example openwatcom C
>> compiler, or some old enough Visual C++, maybe version 5 or 4.
> So basically it is not possible to integrate such tests in wine as a
> standard test like any other.
Afair Dan Kegel worked on that back in the days. Might be still
available somewhere on the net. The easiest would be to take that and
make it a separate project aka keep it out of tree. Providing a prebuilt
winetest16.exe would make it easy for people to test without having to
go through the pain of setting the build environment up.


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