This is the mail archive of the cygwin mailing list for the Cygwin project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

RE: WINE on Cygwin

Andy Moreton wrote:
> On Thu, 03 Nov 2005 16:00:51 GMT, Alexander Gottwald wrote:
>> On Thu, 2005-11-03 at 07:41 -0800, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
>>> I guess I don't see the point. Isn't Wine an emulator for running
>>> Windows apps on Unix/Linux? If so then why would you need it under
>>> Cygwin as Cygwin already runs on Windows so if your want to run a
>>> Windows apps, well then just run the Windows app!
>> Sometimes it's useful to have a separation between the program and
>> windows. You could trace all registry or file access of a program. Wine
>> would be useful for remote program usage since it exports the display
>> via X11.
> This still sounds fairly pointless. the tools from allow
> you to monitor all file and registry access from an application. A VNC
> client will solve your remote operation needs.
> So what is the real reason for wanting to do something so perverse ?
>     	AndyM

  Well, how about sandboxing?  It's the ideal way to test out a virus or other
suspect warez: run it on a virtual machine where it can't escape into your
real one.

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

Unsubscribe info:
Problem reports:

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]