Catalina and the future of Wine on Mac

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Maximara
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Re: Catalina and the future of Wine on Mac

Post by Maximara » Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:27 pm

Well the ARM Macs are here. Now what? Is Wine effectively dead on those Macs or will some form of x86 emulator/translator have to be included in the package? (I'm assuming ARM on Windows is a no go for licensing reasons)

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Re: Catalina and the future of Wine on Mac

Post by Gcenx » Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:42 am

Your asking on the forums you’d be better asking this question via the mailing list so wine developers can see the question.

CodeWeavers are still working on Apple silicon support but can’t really make too much more progress until they have an actual M1 system as the DTK is different. So expect an update to crossover sometime after release that supports Apple Silicon.

As for Winehq releases they haven’t competed the PE transition that needs to be completed before even attempting to deal with crating spec files for the reanimating items that need to be trunked without requiring a custom compiler

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Re: Catalina and the future of Wine on Mac

Post by Maximara » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:07 am

CrossOver Allows x86 Windows Apps to Run on Apple M1 Macs. Hopefully what they are doing gets passed to the open source community. Surprised it was this fast though.

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Re: Catalina and the future of Wine on Mac

Post by Gcenx » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:12 pm

Maximara wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:07 am
CrossOver Allows x86 Windows Apps to Run on Apple M1 Macs. Hopefully what they are doing gets passed to the open source community. Surprised it was this fast though.
The reason this functions is due to wine32on64 is being used via Rosetta2.

As for wine32on64 Julliard won’t allow the current patches into upstream wine as it’s considered a hack and requires a custom compiler, maybe after the elf > pe transition is complete where a custom compiler is no longer required but a .spec file.
But I’d guess by the time that completed Apple will drop Rosetta2

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