OSNews.com: Interview With WINE's Alexandre Julliard
Oct 30, 2001, 07:46 (1 Talkback[s])
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For more than a year the WINE users are waiting
for the promised WINE 1.0 version. How far or close are we today
from such a release?
Alexandre Julliard: We are getting closer every day. We are now
working on the last missing piece (inter-process window
communication) to complete the transition from a Win3.1
architecture to a NT-like architecture. Once this is done we'll be
able to release 1.0. I won't give any dates though...
There are developers who suggest that WINE should build
a graphics subsystem directly into WINE (bypassing X) and do a lot
more of the basic Win32 API closer to the kernel. They claim that
this way, WINE could probably be more stable and faster. What is
Alexandre Julliard: I think this would be a complete waste of time.
X overhead is fairly small, so you wouldn't gain much performance,
and you would lose a lot in stability (not to mention network
transparency). If there are really places where X performance is a
problem, the effort is much better spent fixing X than trying to
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