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Re: New version of Wine ?
On Mon, Jul 05, 2004 at 02:18:02PM -0400, Ted Unangst wrote:
>On Sun, 4 Jul 2004, Maurice Sidi wrote:
>> I am wondering why the Wine port is so old (version from 1999) ? Is it
>> possible to have a new version for OpenBSD ?
>wine supposedly relies on specific semantics of vfork which openbsd does
>not implement. the memory sharing behavior of vfork is not specified
>anywhere, and every man page on the planet tells programmers not to rely
Hmmm. OpenBSD has IIRC *never* implemented the memory sharing semantics
of 4.3BSD. And Linux neither, and Wine kinda runs on Linux, so it should
at least be possible to have Wine run w/o a memory sharing vfork().
Perhaps it's just configuration stuff blindly copied over from NetBSD
(which has IIRC re-implemented a memory sharing vfork() because that
seemed to squeeze a few bits of performance out of e.g. make build,