[Wine] Simple application made with visual studio 2005 not running
jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Sun Jul 11 16:44:42 CDT 2010
>> Wine is supposed to be windows compatible.
>> Visual Studio is a compiler to make windows programs.
>> Windows programs make calls to windows system calls.
>> Wine emulates windows system calls and API.
>> So if I test all Visual Studio system calls against wine, than I can help wine developers find bugs on Wine.
> That was my thought.
These are great ideas/thoughts. However, if you do find something, it
has to be converted into a conformance test (in other words a test that
proves this is how Windows expects things to work.) I've found that
various 'flavors' of Windows behave differently and there is a vast
difference between Windows 9x/ME behavior and Windows NT (Windows NT,
2000, 2003, 2008, XP, Vista and Win7.) You have to look out for and
account for this. All in one test case. Not easy but very productive
when we are implementing said behaviors.
> I don't know if I'm right.
You are definitely on the right track. I was thinking that you wanted
to build complex Windows programs with VS in a Wine environment. Using
VS for testing is a different thing and actually could lead to
discoveries and shorten the build/test cycle. It is definitely another
tool in the tool box of testing scenarios that we should consider.
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