[aur-general] moving winw-wow64 into community

Thomas Dziedzic gostrc at gmail.com
Sat Jul 17 20:17:28 EDT 2010

On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 5:54 PM, Sven-Hendrik Haase <sh at lutzhaase.com> wrote:
>  The package-magician heftig managed to put together a wine-wow64
> package which is currently in AUR and enables users to not only run
> 32bit Windows application on x86_64 Arch like bin32-wine but also 64bit
> Windows applications.
> Basically, it contains a 32bit and 64bit Windows environment to do this,
> a lot like native 64bit Windows installations do, in fact.
Great, more windows bloat in the community.

> We'd like to see this package replace bin32-wine in community. It is
> currently rather untested and before moving we'd like to ask the Arch
> community to test it first. Before we ask for the test though we first
> wanted to hear the dear opinions of this mailing list's fine gentlemen.
> Sadly, using it also implies moving a bunch of lib32s and the cross32
> chain into community. This will be a problem for some people.
I hate any kind of lib32-* package and moving more to community will
just make me grr.

> To summarize: wine-wow64 is like bin32-wine but with the ability to run
> 64bit applications.
Aren't windows applications almost all 32bit? I remember reading
somewhere that most applications for 64 bit windows are still 32 bit.

> -- Sven-Hendrik
It's not you, it's wine-wow64 :P

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