Author Topic: Wine developer starts merging Timothy's sets of patches for ppc64le  (Read 150 times)

tle

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Good to now that Wine developer André Hentschel has started merging patches by Raptor Engineering's Timothy Pearson (aka @madscientist159). See André's mail for more details https://www.winehq.org/pipermail/wine-devel/2020-April/165261.html.

Fingercross that version 5.9 or 6.0 would fully support ppc64le
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Great news :-)

What I still do not understand is how Windows binaries for Intel x86 CPU instructions sets will execute with Wine on ppc64le which has another CPU instruction set.
I thought that Wine mainly adds the Windows API as compatibility layer to Linux...

Does somebody know this and could explain it here? THX :-)

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Well, they won't. Wine is an implementation of the Windows API; it is processor-agnostic. Something like Hangover adds the CPU emulation piece.