Subject: Re: DesktopLinuxConsortium
To: Ram Chandar <>
From: Richard Rauch <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 02/16/2003 05:43:14

WINE is fine, but the attitude of the emulator is to create a box
in which the program runs on its emulated OS.

I think that I prefer the approach taken by PEACE (see
compat_pecoff(8) and the PEACE entry in pkgsrc).

I've never managed to get very far with any of these.  I've tried
WINE, I've tried the Berkely-licensed Rewind (which seems to work
better than "real" or the original WINE).  I've tried twin (I think
it was called).  I've tried PEACE.

Of them all, none were able to fully run the Maple installer.
(WINE and Rewind, at least, both got stuck in infinite loops
somewhere.  WINE seemed to get stuck earlier than Rewind.
I think that twin also got stuck.  I don't remember what
happened with PEACE.)

None were able to run a beta executable that was sent to me
by a developer, either.  As those were the only two programs
that I cared to run under emulation, I've shelved that whole

If someone is looking to be nudged in the direction of helping
one of these work better for NetBSD, I'd nominate PEACE and
Rewind, in that order.  That said, any improvement to any of
them would be nice.  (^&

  "I probably don't know what I'm talking about."