Sparc wine

Adrian Bunk bunk at
Fri Nov 29 11:49:40 CST 2002

On Thu, Nov 28, 2002 at 11:15:48AM -0800, Duane Clark wrote:

> The bigger issue is what are you hoping to accomplish? Having Wine 
> compile will not allow you to run Windows binary apps on a Sparc. Wine 
> does not emulate the processor, but only implements the Windows API. The 
> programs run natively, so require a real X86 processor.

In theory it should also be possible to use a PC emulator like Bochs [1], 
so it wouldn't be impossible to run Windows binary apps on Solaris/sparc
or any other UNIX system.  8-)




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       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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