[aur-general] moving winw-wow64 into community

Isaac Dupree ml at isaac.cedarswampstudios.org
Sun Jul 18 03:10:43 EDT 2010

On 07/18/10 01:26, Ranguvar wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 20:49, Isaac Dupree
> <ml at isaac.cedarswampstudios.org>  wrote:
>> On 07/17/10 18:54, Sven-Hendrik Haase wrote:
>> Why is it called "wow64"?  Why not something descriptive like
>> "wine-32-and-64"
>> or
>> "wine"
>> ?
>> In particular does it have anything fundamentally to do with "wow" (I guess
>> that's "world of warcraft"?)
>> -Isaac
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WoW64
> :)

...wow.  (a bad pun to express how I feel about that naming.  But:) 
Thanks for that link, it actually explains what wine-wow64 is doing a 
bit better than I was able to make sense of from the original message... 
this wine-wow64 is copying some particular oddity of Windows 64! (I 
wonder, Maybe it could still be called just "wine" though..I haven't 
been tracking upstream Wine closely enough to see what their thoughts on 
64-bit have been recently.  But, not if "wine" refers to a wholly 
different package in Arch Linux (i686 only - which I can't find out much 
about because I've never had an i686 Arch system but I thought something 
fishy was going on - normally packages are equally available on all two 

oh, so more info at http://wiki.winehq.org/Wine64 , it says 64bits 
version "is not yet fully functional", and for 32bit part of WoW64 "The 
32-bit side of such a Wow64 build is in theory supposed to work 
identically to a stand-alone 32-bit build. Currently this is not quite 
the case, any help is welcome."  so... it may not be ready to replace 
bin32-wine if the upstream wiki-page is up-to-date (last edit this 
April..so maybe it is)

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