Support For Running Windows Apps On ARM With Wine

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2013-Feb-05 | Tags: compatibilityemulationmicrosoftvirtualization

Linux on ARMRight before Wine on Android was shown for running Windows applications on Google's Android operating system, the state of Wine for the ARM architecture was talked about. There's a few different Wine ARM scenarios possible, including the ability to run Win32 binaries on a Linux-based ARM system.

André Hentschel and Vincent Povirk were the ones talking about the Wine ARM support during FOSDEM 2013 in Brussels. One of the items talked about were WineLib/ARM already being used for porting some Windows softwate to ARM, which is already being used in cases like for the Pandora game console. The ARM winelib support allows for porting of basic Windows applications to the alternative CPU architecture. The motivation for this work isn't as much about running x86/x86_64 Windows binaries on ARM through Wine but rather to make for an easy porting process for software developers...


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