RE: [aprsisce] Re: Windows Mobile platform expiring
Not really sideways thinking, if you run a forum group or similar, you need to make it clear what is going on.. even if it annoys some. I own another gpoup that has 7500 members
Add that to aprsisce/32 that’s around 10,000 people
That said most are great. But being clear is a good thing, at leat on the other group
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From: email@example.com [mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org ] On Behalf Of Greg Dolkas
Sent: 14 January 2013 01:56
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Re: Windows Mobile platform expiring
On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 5:10 PM, Tony VE6MVP <tony@...> wrote:
>So what I'm thinking is that he should be able to twiddle his compile flags for the x86 version of the WinAPI, ARM for the target CPU, and link in with an ARM-compiled winelib to satisfy the Win32 API calls. Done!
>Am I close?
Ahhhh, now I understand where you are coming from. Good idea, actually great idea, nice sideways thinking. But ... Yes, there is a but.
WINE works on Linux OSs. It isn't designed to work on any other OS such as Android or Windows 8 RT/ARM CPU. It's not an emulator, as that is part of the name. I think it would be more accurate to call it a translator, translating Windows API calls to Linux API calls. So we'd need something similar but for Android/Windows 8 RT/ARM CPU. That doesn't exist and/or would require a huge effort if it was possible. That is there might be lots of API calls in Windows that simply don't exist in Android or Windows 8 RT.
Ok, right. Wine Is Not an Emulator. W.I.N.E. True enough.
So, compiling, or rather porting the Wine library to Android would also involve replacing the X11 calls on its back end with the equivalent Android calls. Android is built on top of Linux too, so some of the calls might already be there. The remaining ones would need to be replaced. But both X11 and Android are graphical environments, so there's got to be some common concepts. If its one thing I've learned in computer science after all these years is that there are no new things in computer science. It's the same old stuff called something different, and layered on top of other same old stuff called something different.
Now the question is if there's anyone who's already done this work... That I do not know. There were some hints to it being done when Googling around last time I looked, but I forget where they were.
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