[Wine] Wine on Windows 7

Ove Kaaven ovek at arcticnet.no
Tue Jun 3 10:41:23 CDT 2008

David Gerard skrev:
> 2008/6/3 David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com>:
>> What's the state of Wine on Cygwin?
>> I understand this is actually quite difficult, because Cygwin
>> exercises Windows quite hard and Wine exercises Cygwin quite hard ...
> I see it's largely been abandoned and needs someone development-minded
> to bother trying again some time :-)
> http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=273

Why has someone closed this bug? It's not exactly done yet. Nobody 
working on it isn't a reason to close a bug (especially one linked as a 
todo item from the WineHQ website itself)...

> http://www.winehq.org/pipermail/wine-devel/2002-November/011256.html

This one seems irrelevant, it's apparently talking about Cygwin on Wine, 
not Wine on Cygwin. Cygwin on Wine might even work now, and in any case, 
would be far easier to do than Wine on Cygwin.

> As Vista (and Windows 7) become worse and worse at supporting old
> Windows crapware, this could actually become quite a useful niche for
> Wine. If it's feasible!

Sure. I think this bug #273 totally underestimates the difficulty of 
this task (tricky as it might be, compilation is just one hurdle, you'd 
also run into serious threading and loader problems when trying to start 
the thing), but it could be done.

I'd offer to do it in exchange for a boatload of money, but I don't 
think my current contracts would allow me...

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