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Re: WINE on Cygwin

On 11/3/05, Christopher Faylor <> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 05:20:57PM -0500, Eliah Kagan wrote:
> >On 11/3/05, Alexander Gottwald <> wrote:
> >>On Thu, 2005-11-03 at 16:36 +0000, Andy Moreton wrote:
> >>>>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 ?
> >>
> >>Because it can be done!
> >>
> >>VNC is slow, there is no integration with the local desktop.  You can't
> >>work without interfering with the local desktop.  Using wine just to
> >>redirect the graphic display is overkill but unfortunatly the most
> >>promising solution.
> >>
> >>Separation is yet another reason.
> >
> >Not only is VNC slow, but VNC only lets one user log on and run
> >graphical programs at a time on Windows.  It is possible to have
> >multiple simultaneous Remote Desktop sessions, but only with Windows
> >Terminal Server, which is expensive and pay-per-license (you need a
> >license for each login "slot"), and only runs on Windows Server
> >operating systems, which are also expensive.  It would be very, very
> >nice to be able to run graphical Windows programs remotely using ssh
> >-X.
> >
> >Does anyone know if there any other way to do this, besides with Wine?
> >(Perhaps something more native?)
> Since we seem to have gotten pretty far afield from anything
> cygwin-related (Corinna has already indicated that Cygwin doesn't do
> what was originally requested) maybe it would be best to take this to
> another forum.
> I do have to say that this may be the first time I've ever heard anyone
> indicate that they wanted to use cygwin because it gave them a speed
> advantage, though...
> cgf


It would seem to me that making an arbitrary window application use
X11 to draw its windows would involve cygwin.

I recognize that as moderator, it's your call. If you say nothing more
on it, nor shall I.

Would it be appropriate to move this to the Cygwin-X list?


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