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can we run window applications without wine... Reply to Thread
Just googled around and seemed to find Reactos,clone like windows an open source platform. Had a vague idea that could linux incorporate the procedure that Reactos obtained for running window applications itself in the linux os.
Wine at times seems to be too geeky for newbies who are used to clicking around with the mouse.
Can linux incorporate a container should we say a master container, for Win32 Files wherein the applications can be run in linux as it can be done with windows...
Hmm, interesting, I never knew about this, thanks for the tip.
For the reference, here are parts of what the file says:
This Kernel feature allows you to invoke almost (for restrictions see below)
every program by simply typing its name in the shell.
This includes for example compiled Java(TM), Python or Emacs programs.
To achieve this you must tell binfmt_misc which interpreter has to be invoked
with which binary. Binfmt_misc recognises the binary-type by matching some bytes
at the beginning of the file with a magic byte sequence (masking out specified
bits) you have supplied. Binfmt_misc can also recognise a filename extension
aka '.com' or '.exe'.
First you must mount binfmt_misc:
mount binfmt_misc -t binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc
To actually register a new binary type, you have to set up a string looking like
:name:type:offset:magic:mask:interpreter:flags (where you can choose the ':' upon
your needs) and echo it to /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc/register.
A few examples (assumed you are in /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc):
- enable support for packed DOS applications (pre-configured dosemu hdimages):
echo ':DEXE:M::\x0eDEX::/usr/bin/dosexec:' > register
- enable support for Windows executables using wine:
echo ':DOSWin:M::MZ::/usr/local/bin/wine:' > register
But it is still a program that uses wine, mostly... The only diffrence is that it is precompiled with the kernel and it can be configured to run automatically on any window manager...
Last edited by Valkyrie_of_valhalla; 06-19-2007 at 02:10 PM.