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Re: Running Windows based application in NetBSD

On Mon, Nov 07, 2011 at 11:03:36PM -0500, Mouse wrote:
> > I am new to this group, but not new to NetBSD.
> Welcome!  regional-ca can always use a few more people. :)
> If you don't mind saying, where are you?  I'm dividing my time between
> Montreal and Ottawa these days; if you're in either of those and are so
> inclined, I'd be up for some face time - NetBSD people tend to be
> interesting people, I've found.
> > Is it possible to run a Windows based application in NetBSD?
> As far as I know - which actually isn't all that far; I could be wrong
> here - there are only two ways to do this.  One is full hardware
> emulation, such as I think qemu can do; the other, if you're on i386,
> is to use wine (or something of its ilk - I've never cared enough to
> find out whether it has competitors).
> > [...].  However, can NetBSD run a Windows executable?  Will NetBSD
> > recognize a dll file?
> In general, I think these are all "no".  Again, this is all just as far
> as I know, but I don't think NetBSD has any support for EXEC_WINDOWS or
> COMPAT_WINDOWS or anything like it.

It _did_ in the past. Apparently the project is dead (quick browse), but, fwiw:


Brad Harder
Method Logic Digital Consulting

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