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Re: [Qemu-devel] Code Copy / New Linux boot code

From: thuis
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Code Copy / New Linux boot code
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 19:10:28 +0100
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On Mon, Feb 16, 2004 at 11:02:14AM -0700, Michael Torrie wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-02-16 at 05:33, Lionel Ulmer wrote:
> > > Seems like the best approach would be to write a special graphics driver
> > > for MS Windows that would translate gdi calls into X calls, allowing
> > > Windows windows to be displayed on the X desktop, with the Windows
> > > desktop hidden.  Eventually things like the system tray could be thunked
> > > to display icons in the Gnome/KDE tray area.  All in all, I think such a
> > > thing would be incredibly useful.
> > 
> > Well, this already exists : it's called Wine :-)
> No, Wine is an attempt to implement the Windows API on linux.  What I've
> described has nothing to do with that.  Instead, you run Windows XP (the
> real version) inside of the qemu virtual  machine.  Then the special
> graphics driver pushes each window out to X11 (probably using the
> network, since that would require no changes to qemu).

Either you emulate Windows and have windows, or you don't emulate
Windows (which you suggest), and then you don't have windows to push
to X11. You can't have it both.

The hardware you want to emulate does not know the concept of 'a
window', and can -therefore- not emulate it.

Rutger Nijlunsing ---------------------------- rutger ed tux tmfweb nl
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