[Linux-7110-psion] OT: EPOC Emu & Linux

Peter van Sebille peter@yipton.demon.co.uk
Tue, 08 Aug 2000 21:18:16 +0100


Hi,

This sounds like good fun!
I'll make sure some Symbian people I know get to see this.

cheers,
	Peter


Joachim Laier wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> though it is slightly off topic I assume it may be interisting for
> you:
> 
> Finally I managed to get the Epoc emulator running on my Linux box
> using wine. The wine version I used is 2000/08/01
> 
> Actually I only copied the directory \EPOC32\Release\WINS\Deb and all
> it's contents to my directory /home/laier/wine (which is defined as
> Drive C: in Wine). You should also copy \EPOC32\Data\*.[INI,BMP].
> Also create a directory in your wine tree
> <Drive c: path>/EPOC32/WINS/C.
> DO NOT COPY c:\EPOC32\WINS\C from your original Windoze installation,
> this won't work.
> 
> cd to your wine tree to
> <Drive c: path>/EPOC32/Release/WINS/Deb
> and finally call
> wine --dll gdi,gdi32=n,b epoc.exe
> 
> This will start the emulator as an ordanary Series5mx without CF
> after a hard reset. The EMU will create the usual files in
> <Drive c: path>/EPOC32/WINS/C and you can use the EMU almost as usual.
> 
> The problems I found:
> - When the emu switches to powersave mode it does not wake up again
> - Sound and COM1 don't work
> - Word is missing
> - If the epoc directory c:\system\apps\shell exists the emulator does
> not start, wine complains about missing dlls (but they exist)
> - if an application is installed in c:\system\apps\ the emulator does
> not scan for installed applications, well, sometimes it does and the
> extras bar is useble but when you select an application it tells you
> 'Not found'.
> - The EMU seem to scan for Apps only at startup, i.e. does not
> recognise other apps which are copied onto the disc during execution
> 
> Well, beyond all those limitations the EMU is pretty stable and the
> speed is much faster than the EMU running under VMWare.
> 
> Usual WINS-Executables run directry from wine without problems (so
> far)
> 
> Has anyone been a bit more successful than me?
> 
> Bye Jo
> 
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