Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 29th Oct 2001 17:25 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews WINE is definetely not an emulator. Neither a runtime. Wine is an implementation of the Windows 3.x and Win32 APIs on top of X and Unix featuring a Windows compatibility layer. Wine provides both a development toolkit (Winelib) for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing unmodified Windows 3.1/95/NT binaries to run under Intel Unixes (some screenshots here). Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely alternative implementation consisting of 100% open source Microsoft-free code, but it can optionally use native system DLLs if they are available. WINE's project leader and CodeWeavers' software engineer (a company which sells a modified WINE version), Alexandre Julliard, answers a series of questions to OSNews regarding the project and its future.
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quicktime and flash work with wine
by Dan Clayton on Tue 30th Oct 2001 20:10 UTC

A little off topic but I got codeweaver's plugin for netscape over the weekend. I don't have it working for Konqueror, Mozilla or Galeon but it works pretty well with netscape. I really enjoyed being able to view Quicktime movies and VR on linux. OK, I would prefer a free protocol but it's great to run windows plugins under linux since I won't have a M$ OS in my home. Don't forget freedos and dosemu. I facet gemstones in my sparetime. The major design program for gemstones is GemCad. It is not avaiable for windows, NT, Mac or linux. It only runs under dos or dosemu. This program is freeware but the market is too small to justify a port to Mac or Linux. I'm not sure a windows version will ever be developed. Their are many small market programs like this. A huge benefit for a very small market. There are not enough bucks for smoeone to spend months porting to linux but dosemu and freedos enable me to use a great tool. Dan