WSL: Wine runs on it!

In build 15025, wine64-development runs directly on the Windows SubSystem for Linux.

Comments: 14

  1. Gabe says:

    Yes, FINALLY!!!!

  2. Jibran says:

    We have come full circle. Dare we go deeper? 😛

    • GottZ says:

      cygwin in wine? anyone? 😀

  3. gaal says:

    We need to go deeper

  4. Carson says:

    Someone needs to run virtualbox for linux under the linux subsystem, and run a windows VM

    • woachk says:

      VirtualBox uses a kernel module, it’ll just not work. Qemu works though 🙂

    • Chris says:

      I volunteer for tribute… I am going to try that later today if I remember.

  5. Salz says:

    Now wine only needs to support WSL. Then you can run wine on wine.

    • Jon says:

      Xzibit approves

    • woachk says:

      Wine will never support WSL as that’s implemented in kernel mode. flinux might be extended into running Wine, that would be an absolute feat though

  6. Just Passing By says:

    Just wondering — would this allow you to run 16bit programs on 64bit Windows?

    • Bob says:

      No. The reason 16-bit programs don’t work on 64-bit Windows is due to the processor: when it enters long(64-bit) mode, it disables the ability to run 16-bit applications. You have to run a virtual machine at that point.

      • woachk says:

        SoftPC has been used for the NTVDM before, in NT 4.0. It doesn’t need hardware support for V86 mode and even worked on Alpha, MIPS and PowerPC.

  7. phytax says:

    Ahh, such a wonderful, well, waste of bits?

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