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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.
     
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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
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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
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    The README file says:

    3. REQUIREMENTS

    To compile and run Wine, you must have one of the following:

    Linux version 2.0.36 or later
    FreeBSD 8.0 or later
    Solaris x86 9 or later
    NetBSD-current
    Mac OS X 10.5 or later

    As Wine requires kernel-level thread support to run, only the operating
    systems mentioned above are supported.

    Please elaborate
     
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    The source code is for the developer(s). Once I get the program working, I'll upload the actual installer.
     
    Computer semi-expert, Dec 15, 2019
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    Wine is known to work on the operating systems on that list, since they meet all the requirements.
     
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    Excellent. Linux has a built-in C compiler so you can build it yourself with a few MAKE commands as listed in the documentation. XP requires you to install Visual C Studio or similar.

    I look forward to trying it out once you release an installer.
     
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    I look forward to getting it done. :)
     
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    While I struggle with building Wine on Windows, you guys can check this out. BoxedWine is not exactly what I'm envisioning, but it's worth playing around with. http://www.boxedwine.org
     
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    I hope you succeed in you endeavour - I will certainly be watching hopefully.

    Just looked at the Boxedwine link you left. I might give it a go with Crossover 17 to see what kind of lag I get with Office 2016

    I can totally understand your motive, because getting in effect a wine emulator on windows allows you to run Crossover 17

    I want to run Office 2016 Professional on Windows XP. So the questions are - -
    1. what are the system overheads likely to be?
    2. Am I completely misunderstanding the point – and you are in effect going to make a windows XP version of Crossover 17?
    3. Have you tried Boxedwine with Crossover 17?
    4. Would a universal Spoof program telling install software that it was actually installing on win7,8,10 be a better way to go?
    Good luck
     
    Mr Siamese Cat, Jan 22, 2020
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    1. I don't know for sure. Probably it won't be very fast.
    2. Pretty much, yes.
    3. No.
    4. No. Software for 7 and up needs the newer Windows kernel and API to run.
     
    Computer semi-expert, Jan 27, 2020
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    Well I tried Boxedwine with CrossOver 19. Boxedwine installs nicely, but I got nowhere with CrossOver 19. Decided unless you succeed with your project, that I will run a dedicated remote with WakeUpOnLan. – just to run windows 7 specific programs, at the moment the only ones being Office 2016 and Revit 2013. Everything else still runs on XP.
     
    Mr Siamese Cat, Jan 28, 2020
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    A WINE for native, non-virtual Windows XP users is something I would love to see done.

    Would definitely be willing to sponsor the endeavor, so long as it is functional, practical and working.
     
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