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  • phoronix
    started a topic Wine On Android Is Coming For Running Windows Apps

    Wine On Android Is Coming For Running Windows Apps

    Phoronix: Wine On Android Is Coming For Running Windows Apps

    A port of the Wine software to Google's Android platform is being worked on...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI5MjA

  • Espionage724
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    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.
    Graphics. From my limited understanding, programs that use graphics on Wine have full (or near-full) access to the GPU. Programs under a VM on the other hand have some limited access to the GPU (which from what I've seen in VMWare, is even buggier and slower than Wine). There are tricks like IOMMU though, but if you only have a single GPU... you can't really do too much there.

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  • ldesnogu
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    Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
    Firefox **IS** Linux. In fact, I think its just hacked-up Android.
    Tizen: Same story.
    Do you mean you failed to notice WINE doesn't rely on the Linux kernel only? Funny.

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  • mrbumpy409
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    Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
    Yep, there we go. Wine is a cool idea, but a toy, since NOTHING works on it.
    REALLY? Because I could have sworn that just this week I recorded a piano improv into Mixcraft 6, notated it out in Finale 2012, and did some sample editing work for a client in Viena and Wavosaur, all of which were running under Wine. I also played a few Windows games ("Limbo" and "You Have to Win the Game"), also running under wine.

    Sure, sometimes the software doesn't always work 100% (Mixcraft video tracks, for example), but the Wine project is far from useless. To claim so is just ignorant.

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  • jalyst
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    What's with the nero-ing & on such an "spammy/obnoxious" scale...

    Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
    Firefox **IS** Linux. In fact, I think its just hacked-up Android.
    Tizen: Same story.
    FFOS is not "Linux" & it's not "hacked-up Android", it's completely different in it's architecture.
    Tizen again, completely different to FFOS, similar in that the focus is html5/js, but it also supports native code in the form of EFL.

    Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
    All of which are... yep, you got it... Linux.
    Linux != OS
    Linux = monolithic kernel
    Last edited by jalyst; 02-13-2013, 04:06 AM.

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  • droidhacker
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    Originally posted by jalyst View Post
    Yup... And the OS's that support a better dev env/platform e.g: MeR (Sailfish, Nemo, Plasma etc), Maemo/MeeGo, Ubuntu etc.
    All of which are... yep, you got it... Linux.

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  • droidhacker
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    Originally posted by ldesnogu View Post
    Firefox OS perhaps? And Tizen?
    Firefox **IS** Linux. In fact, I think its just hacked-up Android.
    Tizen: Same story.

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  • droidhacker
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    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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  • droidhacker
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    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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  • droidhacker
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    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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