Can Wine be port to winxp and then...

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by LiteOS, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    Can Wine be port to winxp and then...

    Wine is app for linux that make windows apps work on linux without emulation

    Mb with porting it to windows xp the apps that un supported anymore on xp
    Will work now thx to wine

    Just an idea
     
  2. Zana Keene

    Zana Keene MDL Novice

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    nice idea, there are a bunch of apps that won't work on xp but does on wine
     
  3. vanelle

    vanelle MDL Expert

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    #3 vanelle, May 20, 2019
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    what about you talking ?
    windows 16bit apps on xp 32bit ?
    windows 16bit apps on xp 64bit ? <- sounds idiotic
    or what

    if a 32bit windows app dont run, then the 32bit app is dynamic compiled
    and need usual just the c++ redist files inside the prog folder (older version than you have inside system32)


    obviously you are dont know hat wine is :confused:
    in simple way: wine is just a linux service that create virtual windows apis (dll-funktions) and rout it to linux apis

    and now you want to port wine to windows
    == a service that create
    - virtual windows apis
    - route it to linux apis
    - and then rout it back to windows apis

    this sounds realy idiotic (sorry) :eek:
     
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  4. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    I guess he wants to run software that's too new for the native XP kernel (made for Vista,7, 8.x, 10) under XP, using Wine as a shim/compatibility layer. Basically like the KernelEx project did, for older OS.
     
  5. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    Yes
    Microsoft stopping supporting win7 soon
    Many programs componies gonna start leave win 7 for newer oses

    With this open source it could make older windows works Alone from ms without a problem
     
  6. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    I think it would be a lot easier to make them work on Windows 7, instead. Win7 architecture is a lot more similar to the later OS. XP is fundamentally different.