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    I am starting a project called WineForXP. WFXP is a fork of the Wine project (www.wine-hq.org) designed to run on Windows XP. This will allow XP users to run modern Windows programs. I think that most people who use it will probably use it for a web browser.

    Anyone who wants can help. I'm hosting the project on GitHub at https://github.com/LorenDB/WineForXP. I'm pretty new to GitHub, but if you tell me you want to help I'll try to patch you in.

    One word of warning to those who want to help: I probably won't be updating the GitHub repo much (like once a month or less, probably), so my changes won't be available for a while.

    Stay tuned for updates about the project!
     
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    Interesting, good luck :D
     
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    i thought wine was for linux i guess not :confused:
     
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    It is for Linux. However, I'm trying to port it to Windows XP so that you can run modern Windows programs on XP.
     
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    It is for Linux. However, I'm trying to port it to Windows XP so that you can run modern Windows programs on XP.
     
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    It is for Linux. However, I'm trying to port it to Windows XP so that you can run modern Windows programs on XP.
     
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    It is for Linux. However, I'm trying to port it to Windows XP so that you can run modern Windows programs on XP.

    Also, the Wine website is actually winehq.org. My bad!
     
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    It is for Linux. However, I'm trying to port it to Windows XP so that you can run modern Windows programs on XP.

    Also, the Wine website is actually winehq.org. My bad!
     
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    ummm you kind of posted the samething a few times don't know if you meant to do that
     
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    Sorry. Didn't mean to. I had kept clicking Post and nothing happened. o_O
     
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    Isn't it annoying when you expect a response, and the computer just ignores you! Especially with Microsoft OSs: they would not want you thinking that it was you that is the boss!
     
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    yeah i get that worst on windows 10 i think
     
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    I don't know enough to test it out, but I would like to learn how to use it.

    This would be for playing newer games right? Like PUBG?

    I think one would have to have a fast computer with a bunch of memory. My memory is only about 3.4gigs. I've got 8 gigs installed but XP only recognizes the 3.4. Too bad there isn't a way to make XP recognize the full 8gigs of RAM.
     
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    That's great to hear, If you make it, I will make a video on my youtube channel and help to make it a big thing.
    It sounds like something amazing and I will definitely use it myself so you deserve awards.

    Keep up the work!
     
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    There is a way to make xp recognize the ram. This website has lots of info on windows xp related stuff https://retrosystemsrevival.blogspot.com
     
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    This is for running anything you want, like a modern web browser (one of the biggest problems for XP users?). Games should work, too. Basically anything that runs on the Linux version of Wine.
     
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    I guess this has to be the first time I've ever heard of using an 'open-sourced' re-spin of Windows to run stuff on Windows itself.

    I'm er, like, lost for words..... Speechless, in fact! (And more than a wee bit bewildered, if I'm perfectly honest..!)

    Strange times we live in, indeedy. What's next; using a ported version of Bootcamp to run OSX in a 'virtual' version of MacOS..? [​IMG]


    Mike. ;):D
     
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    Fabulous :cool::) Looking forward to this. All XP users will be very grateful.
    I hope you will receive many offers of help. I would certainly have volunteered except for the fact that my technical know how is very poor for this sort of thing. Good luck to you :)
     
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    This is awesome and if it is a solution to modern web browser issues on windows xp then everyone that helps in this great effort will be a hero for everyone who loves and continues to use windows xp everyday and hopefully until time ends!!
     
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    Please excuse my ignorance, I am not well versed in the intricacies of 'WINE', but are you able to tell me precisely what it is that you are going to do?

    As I understand it, (and do correct me if I am wrong) Wine introduces an additional abstraction layer, so that Windows systems calls are (on the Fly) interpreted, and then replaced with appropriate code that obtains the required result, but which runs in Linux. (hence the difficulty Wine has with processor, and video intensive games apps.)

    I am trying to get my head around morphing this model onto what you propose doing.

    Is there code in the Apps which you are targeting that needs to be replaced with xp system calls?
     
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