Darwine - Run Windows Apps Without Running Windows
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Readers looking into solutions for running Windows programs under OS X may be interested in a project being hosted at Sourceforge. Titled Darwine, the project goal is to port Wine, an open source implementation of the Windows API, to OS X.
The project currently consist of two phases, with the first being to port Wine to Darwin/PowerPC with X11:
While the basic compatibility is there as Darwin is largely FreeBSD, there is the hurdle of its Mach kernel which uses the Mach-O format rather than ELF. This part has been achived with success. It means that WineLib is now working on Mac OS X, and that developers should be able to recompile their Win32 Apps using WineLib and make them work in Mac OS X.Right now, one of the general listed goals is to increase community awareness and involvement in Darwine. Those interested in helping with development can find more information at the Darwine homepage.
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