[Wine] Re: running command line apps without X-Windows

vitamin wineforum-user at winehq.org
Thu Oct 9 16:31:54 CDT 2008

integerpoet wrote:
> I'm interested in running some command-line binaries, specifically the Microsoft compilers and linkers, on Mac OS X. WINE (more specifically Darwine) would seem to be a step in the right direction. It seems to me that since these kinds of programs have limited interaction with the operating system, they stand a good chance of running well within WINE. However, WINE seems to be oriented more toward GUI stuff, and wants to launch some kind of X-Windows session. Can I make this dependency go away somehow?

If these programs (and the API they call) don't need to create window to function, then you can run them on x-less setup (xorg library is still required). But if these programs (or API they call) create a single window then you have to run them within valid X session.

This is API limitation and Wine can't do anything about it.

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