A Wine-like compatibility layer to run Mac OS X programs on Linux?

Nicolas Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 01:34:38 UTC 2007

Greg K Nicholson escribió:
> Is a compatibility layer (like Wine) to run Mac OS X programs on Linux 
> feasible? Does one already exist?
> It seems to me, the uneducated layman, that it should be *easier* to 
> make a Mac compatibility layer (“Mine”?) than one for Windows since: OS 
> X is Unix-like, Darwin is open source (so less reverse-engineering), and 
> Cups is already shared between OS X and Linux, so... there's some common 
> ground, right? On the other hand, OS X has a faster release schedule 
> than Windows, and there's (arguably) much less demand.
> Anyhow, it'd be cool if we could say “all OS X programs will Just Work™ 
> on Ubuntu, too”.

You'd need to do reverse engineering work something similar to Wine to 
support all the UI APIs (Cocoa and such); those aren't open source.

(I have never done any OS X programming; I might not know what I'm 
talking about :P)

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