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Re: Last Version of Cygwin for XP


On Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 12:41 PM, Tony Kelman wrote:
> Erik Soderquist writes:
>> currently I'm studying programming myself now with a direct goal of
>> being able to write a Linux compatible replacement so I can dump my
>> own amber-coated XP
> Have you tried running the Windows binaries under Wine? It's worth a
> shot. Wine has some hefty dependencies but I wonder what the minimum
> footprint of a wine-capable VM or container would be.
> -Tony

Yes, I have, two of them fail entirely to start, and the third starts,
but crashes quickly.  As each also has its own hardware drivers, I
suspect it would be harder getting it to work in Wine than writing
fresh.  They are currenty in VMware Player because they do not work
correctly in VirtualBox either.  (I wanted the VM to be open source as
well, but no such luck).  If anyone has suggestions on other open
source virtual environments, I'm willing to try so I can eliminate
VMware.  (Long term goal is 100% open source).

-- Erik

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