WineForXP

Discussion in 'Windows XP General Discussion' started by Computer semi-expert, Nov 16, 2019.

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    Computer semi-expert

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    Well, to get a better idea, try installing Chrome 78 on XP. It fails. But if you install it on Wine, it should work. Therefore: Wine on XP to run modern programs.
     
    Computer semi-expert, Nov 21, 2019
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    Yes, I understand WHAT you want it to do. My question is HOW?
     
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    Carefully and with great caution. No, seriously, I've considered using something like Cygwin or MinGW, although I'd prefer to build it directly on Windows (but that would take a good bit of work).
     
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    Wouldn't it make more sense to create a version of WINE for running XP programs on more modern versions of Windows? It's getting harder and harder to find XP-compatible hardware.
     
    Katie Boundary, Nov 25, 2019
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    Here's the sneaky thing: this program should work on newer versions of Windows as well, so you're in good shape. :cool:
     
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    Nice!
    I will be able to enjoy 2019 programs on xp!
    I am really exited for the release of this project!
     
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    Looks like an interesting project - if you want more people to help with testing you should include compiled binaries with your releases otherwise all you will have are the 2 remaining XP developers who can provide feedback.
     
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    You mean, send along some example programs with WineForXP?
     
    Computer semi-expert, Dec 6, 2019 at 8:26 PM
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    The downloads on your Github repo are all source code. Those that have never compiled C source won't be able to use WineForXP.
     
    ClippyBeer, Dec 7, 2019 at 1:39 PM
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