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

Alan McKinnon alan.mckinnon at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 12:58:16 CST 2008

On Thursday 03 January 2008, Alexandre Julliard wrote:
> 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.

Ah yes of course, it all makes sense now. I was suffering from a large 
dose of faulty-point-of-viewism :-)

Alan McKinnon
alan dot mckinnon at gmail dot com

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