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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

wine on windows - state of drunkness:

Jakob Eriksson wanted to know if anyone had used Wine's DLL's on Windows:
Has anybody else thought of using DLLs (like ReactOS' dlls) as a compatibility layer to different Windows versions? I.e. when you distribute your Windows app, you also throw in a bunch of DLLs that implement lots of functionality you aren't sure exists on your target otherwise. (Windows 2003 functionality on Windows XP, 2000 and NT for instance.)
It would be a way to avoid upgrading Windows. This would be good for developers, users and the Open Source community. The longer it takes for Microsoft to shove out a new version of their OS, the more time Open Source has to infiltrate. :-)

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