Work to Port Wine to Android is in Progress, Early Version Demoed at FOSDEM

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By Akemi Iwaya on February 7th, 2013

The ability to run Android apps on Windows has been around for a bit, but the opposite could not be said until now. Enter Alexandre Julliard, who demonstrated an early version of Wine for Android at this year’s FOSDEM conference in Brussels.

Alexandre had the pleasure of showing off an early, but slow running version of the new port on his Mac laptop during the keynote. The slowness of the demo was due to the Wine port running in an emulated version of Android on his laptop, but lends hope to what it would be capable of on an Android tablet even at this early stage in development.

You can read more about the new port of Wine and Alexandre’s presentation at the links below.

Note: You can download a PDF file containing Alexandre’s Keynote Slides at the first link below.

Alexandre Julliard – Wine Keynote (FOSDEM 2013 Conference)

Wine On Android Is Coming For Running Windows Apps [Phoronix]

[via Ars Technica]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 02/7/13
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