So You mean to say The OFficials at WineHQ.com , the official people who developed wine are wrong when they say:
"Wine => Wine Is Not An Emulator"
and that you are correct.....
Thats not the case.
Tauseef wrote:Wine , in plain english, lets you run windows applications in linux.
So in other words wine emulates Windows on top of Linux. Just like LXRun is an emulator of Linux runing on top of Solaris.
Excuse me, but my understanding is that an emulator translates one processor instruction set to another processor in real time. Just like PlaySation or Nintendo64 Emulators.
Similarly Wine translates Windows binary files into Linux instruction sets, so it is an emulator.
And yes. Wine is used by many programs to port their applications to Linux aswell. Kindly explore the way Borland Kylix and Corel WordPerfect have been ported to Linux from their Windows code base. Both rely quite heavily on Wine libraries for their respective compilation process.
When you write QT/GTK applications you do not rely on Wine Libraries but you write pure native Linux applications.The other day, i was surprised to see a leading Pakistani Internet Magazine, describe wine as Windows Emulator....this ofcourse, is Plain Wrong
Well, my friend read the definition of an emulator first.