Phil Tomson <email@example.com> wrote:
: I'd like to be able to run some FPGA development software under Wine. The
: software in question communicates through the parallel port to the FPGA
: board and passes information back and forth to/from the board.
: I'm told that this software does not work under Wine due to the driver
: used to do the communication through the parallel port (apparently it's
: part of the Windows kernel). However, I have heard of people getting
: scanners to work under Wine, so it would seem to be possible.
: Is there a way that this software is written that would make it impossible
: to get it to work under Wine?
Wine can use code, that mimics a public know interface to appear to the
windows application like the windows driver, but does the real hardware
access in the Unix way. However if a windows software used a windows kernel
driver, with an unknown interface, it's hard to come up with that code.
And even for the know interfaces, that code is often still to be written.
However a lot has already been done for the serial and the parallel port,
CDROM/DVD, a little for floppies and more...
For a more general approach, the concept of ndiswrapper could also be
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