[aur-general] moving winw-wow64 into community

Ranguvar ranguvar at archlinux.us
Sat Jul 17 20:52:15 EDT 2010

On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 17:17, Thomas Dziedzic <gostrc at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

Well, consider it from this perspective:
The purposed wine-wow64 would (if it proves to reliably serve all
purposes the other did) replace bin32-wine, which is now in
And while you may dislike it, it's certainly better than a bin32-*!

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