- 1ARM support
Windows apps are mostly compiled for x86 and they won't run on ARM with bare Wine, likewise ARM applications won't run on x86(_64) with bare Wine, so this is not our motivation.
The original Motivation was to be able to run winelib-apps on ARM, that even was before it got public that win8 will run on ARM devices. Meanwhile we support these new ARM PEs for win8!
Virtual PC for Mac. This emulator by Microsoft aims to emulate Windows OS on your Mac giveing. The Missing Package Manager for macOS (or Linux). It's all Git and Ruby underneath, so hack away with the knowledge that you can easily revert your modifications and merge upstream updates.
- Yes, It works! (TM)
- Running win8 ARM PEs also works.
- Already ported Putty to ARM as winelib application.
- First patch was September 18. 2009, final patchset sent September 18. 2010 and they got in Wine-1.3.4
- Wine on ARM already gets packaged by Debian (since 1.7.35), Fedora, Maemo and openSUSE.
- Good debugger/disassembler support.
- Relay tracing.
- Linux Kernel patched upstream for running Windows RT applications see
- libs/port/interlocked.c: maybe native operations.
- wine-gecko/wine-mono ARM port (waiting for mingw-w64-arm).
How to help
- Fix compiler warnings.
- Run winetest and report your results.
- Fix test failures or analyse them, see below.
- Report bugs with winelib or Windows RT applications.
- Write tests for missing functions.
Toolchains:Every toolchain with Thumb support should work as we are independent from the crti.o mode since wine-1.5.8
Compiling on the ARM Device is recommended:
Anyway here is a crosscompiling example:
Maybe you also should append something like:
Fixme/Todo: Compiling inside a chroot
Running Windows RT Applications
You can find a list of such ported applications at forum.xda-developers.com.To run them you'll need a recent Wine and a Linux Kernel with the tpidrurw patch, it's included since Kernel 3.11-rc1.When you're unsure if the Kernel you are using supports it, you can clone, make and run tpidrurw-test, it'll tell you if your Kernel is suitable.
Running Windows CE Applications
That's still pre-alpha/proof-of-concept and not part of official Wine, don't expect any success. WineCE can be found at github.
Running Windows/x86 Applications
Analyzed/Known Test Failures
- Crashes, https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43945
- no wine-mono for arm, https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43937
- mshtml:* (FIXME: also applies to several others)
- no wine-gecko for arm, https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43938
- softfloat vs. hardfloat
- per dissonant compile time checks the testsuite expects the x86 value for cbWndExtra, whereas the code uses the pointer size
Wine and Valgrind
Currently a work in progress - Austin English
Wine On Android
ARM commits in Wine (and the Thumb ones)
Free N64 Roms For Mac
My and Vincents slides can be found here: FOSDEM2013
For Windows RT recompiled applications check: at xda-developers
Examples of Winelib ports: - on OpenPandora
Example use of Qemu for running x86 code: Wine for PPC (per qemu usermode emulation)
There was some experience using Qemu to run the WINE x86 binary under Zaurus's ARM Debian: http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=14829
Qemu Backend success story: http://forum.winehq.org/viewtopic.php?t=13286 and http://forum.winehq.org/viewtopic.php?t=13330
Mixed topic, including ARM discussions: http://forum.winehq.org/viewtopic.php?p=67218
Some x86-to-ARM translation strategies were also discussed: http://forum.openhandhelds.org/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1088
Android running x86 wine and solitaire (by using ubuntu hack and binfmt) : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1258506
Winulator (Android APP) claims it is not wine-based, but does somewhat the same a Wine x86_2_ARM would do: http://docs.winulator.com/faq
win86emu is Bochs and DOSBox based and run x86 Applications on Windows RT
Limbo is an Intel x86 PC Emulator for Android based on QEMU,also uses code from android-vnc-viewer and glib among others: https://code.google.com/p/limbo-android/
Eltechs' ExaGear RPG () allows x86 applications to run on Android using wine.