Catalina and the future of Wine on Mac

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Gcenx
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Re: Catalina and the future of Wine on Mac

Post by Gcenx » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:53 pm

starparrot wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:36 pm
This sounds like a few months months work - just to get a Wine 64 bit .pkg to run 64 bit Windows apps?

Thanks for your help.
If your only wanting to run win64 applications you can do so already on macOS Catalina, the issue is win32 applications.

Personally been running from a self compiled version of CrossOver-19 since the source hit already moved over to CrossOver-19.0.1 aka WineCX19.0.1 for a while now, while I could be provided the issue is needing to have SIP disabled for wine32on64 to function without it being code signed & notarized.

I'd considered making a brew tap/cask to download and install a custom "Wine Crossover" bundle I've built that functions on OS X 10.8 > macOS Catalina but the requirement of having SIP disabled would end up causing me more of a headache.

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Re: Catalina and the future of Wine on Mac

Post by starparrot » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:00 pm

Gcenx wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:53 pm
If your only wanting to run win64 applications you can do so already on macOS Catalina, the issue is win32 applications.
It just seems to be a bit of work and I'm not a Wine expert. I was hoping for a simply 64 bit .pkg.
Gcenx wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:53 pm
Personally been running from a self compiled version of CrossOver-19 since the source hit already moved over to CrossOver-19.0.1 aka WineCX19.0.1 for a while now, while I could be provided the issue is needing to have SIP disabled for wine32on64 to function without it being code signed & notarized.
I imagine this would involve me purchasing Crossover, which I don't have a licence for.

Thanks.

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Re: Catalina and the future of Wine on Mac

Post by Gcenx » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:28 pm

starparrot wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:00 pm
It just seems to be a bit of work and I'm not a Wine expert. I was hoping for a simply 64 bit .pkg.
Not really if you install homebrew

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brew cask install xquartz
brew cask install (wine-stable/wine-devel/wine-staging)
Now you have wine64 within a stock terminal session, so you can use things like
wine64 explorer
wine64 winecfg
wine64 wineboot
etc
starparrot wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:00 pm
I imagine this would involve me purchasing Crossover, which I don't have a licence for.
You only purchase a CrossOver license if your going to be using their product.
Using wine compiled from their source is a different matter, unless you don't want to have SIP disabled then by all means make a purchase the product is good.

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