[Wine] Starting a Linux application for a windows file in wine

hendrik at topoi.pooq.com hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Wed May 14 12:03:40 CDT 2008

 On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 05:20:08PM -0500, DRNewcomb wrote:
> I think I'll just take the subject elsewhere.

I replied to this on-list, but it just occured to me that if you have 
indeed gone elsewhere, you may no longer be subscribed.

I'm sorry you hit such a rude answer.  It is not typical of this 
list, although there are, as everywhere else, occasional people who 
cannot restrain their rudeness.

Please come back, and ignore vitamin's attitude.  The entire thread 
containing your post has become a thread discussing vitamin's attitude.  
The consensus seems to be that his technical information is good, but 
the means by which he expresses it is deplorable.

I don't know the answer myself, but I can tell you what I do know, and 
surmise.  I hope others will contribute further details.

First of all, the Wine filesystem is embedded in the Linux file system, 
somewhere under ~/.wine .  (space before the end-of-sentence period so 
you'll know it's not part of the filename)

And somewhere I've heard of a method of embedding the Linux filesystem 
into Wine's.  It seems to involve setting up a drive letter to refer to 
Linux's root directory.  But I don't remember the details.

What's more, from programmer's viewpoint, Wine is a library, not an 
emulator, so I'd *suspect* that to access the simulated Windows 
environment, a program would use functions in the Wine library, but to 
access the Linux environment, you'd use Linux libraries.  What you have 
to do for functions that exist in both, I don't know.

Please return.  Not all of us are hostile to beginners.

-- hendrik

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