Started by mevdev, March 22, 2006, 07:46:21 pm
Total Members Voted: 13
Voting closed: March 22, 2006, 07:46:21 pm
Quote from: "rpangrazio"It should be possible. I know other OS's have done similar things in the past. Classic Mac OS on a PPC. Newer versions of RISC OS do that to allow people to run older 24 bit apps on the newer 32 bit os. I even think SGI did that to allow you to run IRIX/mips based programs on Linux. The trick is once it starts running the program, having it do calls to the x86 system and libraries and doing a proper translation so it won't cause it to crash. I would check out QEMU, it has a userland emulation mode that runs individual programs made for different architectures.
QuoteI think it would be cool to roll something like COCOATRON in and make is so any OSX app can compile right out of the box.