[Wine] Can I use a static build to install on an obsolete target?

Alexandre Julliard julliard at winehq.org
Thu Jan 3 11:16:32 CST 2008

Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon at gmail.com> writes:

> Fair enough. It's an interesting answer, so what's the reason that wine 
> can't be built statically? A design decision or a technical (code) 
> reason somewhere?

Technical reasons. Windows can't be built statically either, dynamic
loading is very much integral to the whole design. Wine is not a
stand-alone application, it's really a set of libraries, the true
application is the Windows binary, so that's what would have to be
statically linked.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at winehq.org

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