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ISP (and Corel WP)

On Sun, 30 Apr 2000, Ken Gosier wrote:

> Also, I thought it was pretty interesting, that it doesn't
> seem like there's actually a port of WP to Linux, instead,
> they're running their Windows programs on top of Wine!

Not precisely. What they have done is rebuild their applications using
Winelib, the library version of Wine. The result is a Linux application,
but one that makes lots of calls to Windows APIs that are translated by
the library.

WordPerfect itself (the word processor) had already been ported to Unix
(not using Winelib); I presume that the version in WordPerfect Office for
Linux is that version, not a Winelib version. But I haven't seen WP Office
yet, so I'm not sure of that.

See for more information about Wine and Winelib.

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