I also noticed that the fact that Wine is getting better very slow is that skilled developers continuously prefer to do easy tasks like
Convert XYZ to ZYX
Pass 'something that is called XYZ' as 'the same but called ZYX'
In my opinion both above tasks + dosbox is waste of human resources -> time -> money
Last edited by NSLW; 01-22-2011 at 03:12 PM. Reason: lack of word
I am waiting for Dosbox integration, actually.I agree with you. Dosbox isn't anything useful for me in Wine and nobody is eagerly waiting to see it in Wine.
Well, the idea behind DOSBox integration is that if it works well Wine doesn't have to implement / fix DOS support itself, VM86 support on 64-bit Linux in particular. Although pretty rare, there's still a reasonable amount of Win16 / Win32 applications that will spawn a DOS application at some point, e.g. during installation.
why does WINE need to do this. I mean Dosbox plus Launcher " at least whats available for the Haiku OS already does this automatically". you just double click the .exe and the program runs if its supported by dos box. Here I show this in the following screen shots.I am sure linux has similar capabilitys.
I haven't used dosbox on linux yet but I plan to migrate most of my office machines to linux/wine to get them off windows. I have had my last bout with flash base viral intrusions into my data.