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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 3:19 pm    Post subject: Will wine run on iBook? Reply with quote

Hi all,

Starting to play with my dual boot iBook. I've been at the www.powertabs.net site...and wanted to use their power tab editor to play with the tabs on site there.

The editor is windows only....but, I've read reports that it would run on linux under wine. I can't seem to get wine to emerge....and while researching..saw some old posts saying wine wouldn't work on ppc.

Is this still true or can you get wine to run on ppc?

Any suggestion?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you do some hunting at www.winehq.com I'm sure you can find more detailed info on whether or not you can do this, and how to.

As far as powertabs go, it does run nearly flawlessly with Wine. Relatively effortless to get running.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wine is not an emulator, it allows windows binaries to make linux system calls. So, no, you can't run wine on ppc, because it would be like trying to run x86 code on POWER arch.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although I think you can get qemu to run Linux/x86 code directly on a Linux/PPC box correct? (like for Flash Player and whatnot). So couldn't you do something similar, but using qemu to run wine, and using that wine to run an x86 Win32 program? *shrug*
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might also want to look at Darwine:
http://darwine.opendarwin.org/

It is Wine on Darwin/Mac OS X.

Don't know if there is a similar project for Linux/ppc.

I guess someone could have: Windows Apps on Darwine on OS X on Mac-on-Linux on Linux.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

codergeek42 wrote:
Although I think you can get qemu to run Linux/x86 code directly on a Linux/PPC box correct? (like for Flash Player and whatnot). So couldn't you do something similar, but using qemu to run wine, and using that wine to run an x86 Win32 program? *shrug*


You are right.

qemu:
"User mode emulation (Linux host only). In this mode, QEMU can launch Linux processes compiled for one CPU on another CPU. It can be used to launch the Wine Windows API emulator or to ease cross-compilation and cross-debugging."

http://fabrice.bellard.free.fr/qemu/

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