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  • #31
    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    Applications programmed for the native Windows 8 interface (widely-known as Metro, officially "Modern UI") are not written in Win32 API, which is what Wine implements.

    They're written in HTML5 with JavaScript using WinJS.
    Or C# / .NET which is Mono, not Wine.

    So yeah, still useless.
    Metro hooks into the WinRT libraries, which are C++ based, and I assume WINE will eventually implement them if they haven't started yet.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by jalyst View Post
      Is there interest from Codeweavers/others in making this more generic, so that it isn't necessarily targeted for Android & only Android?
      There is after all other mobile Linux/FOSS platforms that are just starting out, & trying to gain traction/interest etc...
      Well, WINE already runs on Linux, so I'm not sure exactly what other platforms you are talking about.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
        Well, WINE already runs on Linux, so I'm not sure exactly what other platforms you are talking about.
        Firefox OS perhaps? And Tizen?

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        • #34
          Originally posted by ldesnogu View Post
          Firefox OS perhaps? And Tizen?
          Yup... And the OS's that support a better dev env/platform e.g: MeR (Sailfish, Nemo, Plasma etc), Maemo/MeeGo, Ubuntu etc.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by kuco View Post
            Most of you miss the point, that there will be quite alot x86-android devices. Tablets AND Phones. Google Lenovo-k900 for example.
            Intel did their homework. New Atom generation is AS or even MORE efficient than current arm CPUs. And that's for the 32nm Atom. Don't forget about the 22nm tri-gate atoms coming up.


            read : http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...rm,3387-5.html

            So no need for qemu on those devices. All you have to emulate is the environment wine needs. Android doesnt use x-sever while wine heavily relies on it f.e. If there won't be a good wine port i'll just wait for someone to port a full linux-distr (including x) for those devices.
            Aren't they still crippled by powervr crap?

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            • #36
              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
              Running PC applications on an phone is useless.

              PC applications are designed for keyboard and mouse input.
              Smartphone apps are designed for touch input.
              touchscreen = mouse.
              Any phone worth owning has a keyboard.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by bobwya View Post
                Hate to mention the elephant in the room... But what about the tonne of software that doesn't yet run on Wine on a Linux-based Desktop System?? I'm subscribed to the Wine Bug ML and it's inundated everyday with new (open) bugs...

                Don't get me wrong I love the project (and moderate a few WineHQ AppDB pages) but it's bitten off a huge target - more than the current developer team can cope with...
                Yep, there we go. Wine is a cool idea, but a toy, since NOTHING works on it.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Rexilion View Post
                  For some software that does not run, there is a Linux equivalent. For all else, why not use a VM? Besides, extending wine to other platforms might help it contain more code that will make more software work.
                  VM's are hogs and require that one nasty missing component: a LICENSE. I don't know (or care) about you, but I'm not interested in handing money over to ballmer (dick).

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Kristian Joensen View Post
                    Can someone please tell me what I am missing here?:

                    A)Using Wine to run Windows for ARM applications/apps on Android running on an ARM device requires no emulation.
                    B)Using Wine to run Windows for X86/X86-64 applications/apps on Android running on a X86/X86-64 device require no emulation.
                    C)Both A) and B) are useful.

                    So where does the emulation everyone is talking about come in? The emulation Michael was talking about in the article was just Android it self running on an emulator not an actual phone or tablet or other device, right?
                    The problem is that it isn't clear. Maybe ARM emulator running android + wine with x86 emulator running on emulated ARM under android.

                    Windouche-on-arm sure isn't a useful environment to emulate anyway, since they're the big losers in the portable battle and won't be going anywhere.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by jalyst View Post
                      Is there interest from Codeweavers/others in making this more generic, so that it isn't necessarily targeted for Android & only Android?
                      There is after all other mobile Linux/FOSS platforms that are just starting out, & trying to gain traction/interest etc...
                      The problem is that this project is pointless to begin with. They're just trying to generate headlines, and throwing out the word "Android" is a good way to do that. Make themselves *appear* to be more relevant than absolutely irrelevant (which is what they are).

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