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May 8, 2010 / P. Filippaios

WoW 64! : Wine gets more flexible

64 bit wine on our tables.

For those that don’t know what the original term Wow64, I’d introduce them to the term “SysWoW64”, a Windows NT technology, included in the x86_64 versions of Windows, which provides a multilib system so that we can run 32bit applications within a 64bit Windows NT environment (16 bit are deprecated).

As far as I’ve read here ,

” – Support for 32-bit prefixes with a 64-bit Wine.”

that means, we may be able to run 32bit applications, using 64bit Wine, on 64bit systems.

That could benefit a lot, since the world productions systems are moving towards 64bit operating system (Microsoft, for example, has already started,

by not producing a 32bit Windows Server 2008 R2 compilation. So, more 64bit apps, so there is a need for “native” execution of 64bit Windows apps on Linux, as well

as a layer for legacy 32bit apps.

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  1. fabioamd87 / May 8 2010 1:39 pm

    will wine be updated in aur?

    • flamelab / May 9 2010 2:09 am

      That’s not my decision :p

  2. bananaoomarang / May 9 2010 2:00 pm

    It’s always good progress in this field. I look forward to the day when wine has THE 1.0 RELEASE. That could be a good day. Compiz 0.9.0 is out soon (it’s a port to C++ from C#) after that we will get a few more releases then a 1.0. They are asking for testers of the master branch so if anyone’s interested…

    I might get round to doing it if I can build the relevent AUR packages.

  3. bananaoomarang / May 9 2010 2:02 pm

    Arch users (like me) can check this out.


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