Originally posted by lundy
Sequitur, you are getting squeezed by the members here because of this quote:
You have no justification for saying that "Apple" is working on anything. That's why this crowd is not buying it. And that's why they are slamming you.
If you had just said you heard something about the concept, people would have told you about wine and so forth.
This is a tough crowd.
That said, no more personal attacks or grammar discussion is permitted and any such posts will be deleted. Sequitur, check this quote of yours
'nuff said about grammar.
Firstly, let me say that you have been a gentleman throughout this issue and I appreciate that.
Your members almost had me convinced that I misheard about Apples connection with this project.
As one of your members suggested, I have been doing more research. I contacted two more people who attended the first Apple seminar here. They also were of the opinion that the project was an Apple project. The reps enthusiasm (after discussing Bootcamp and Parallel) led them to that conclusion. That makes four others besides me that believed that. None of us heard wine, Darwine, or any other name. I admit that the five of us had no built in preconception that Apple would not divulge something it was working on. After relating what you said about Apples playing its cards close to its vest, one said that Apple and Darwine must be in cahoots as he put it.
Teachers and PC techs (that I talked to) attending the second and third seminars did hear wine and VMware(?). One of them said he thought there was a connection between Apple and whoever was working on the project. A Mac teacher opined that if Apple didnt own the company building Darwine, it was about to. I know that is pure speculation, but it shows how others felt.
The following is from Darwines site:
Use Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) to run Windows applications on Darwin and Mac OS X. Where to begin with news? This project has been quietly moving along for more than a year now and so a lot has happened. The biggest efforts have been by Pierre d'Herbemont and Sanjay Connare who have succesfully ported WINE to Mac OS X including a couple applications (what folks won't do to run Winmine!) and a binary package with installer.
Notice that the project has been moving along for more than a year, not many years as some of your members suggested.
I apologize for not using the correct technical terms in my correspondence. I am not a techie and have been a Mac user for only a short time.
I also apologize for getting hot under the collar and attacking my attackers. I understand that you do not want me to fight back when your members attack me, so I would appreciate not hearing from them again. Lets also hope they wont attack any more newcomers who dont know the code. Maybe they won't. I notice they didn't attack XDaniel when he said, "He heard this same thing."
As I wrote this, I received an e-mail from the Apple rep in response to my query:
Some of us were under the impression that this was an Apple project. I am a little confused. What is Apple's connection with Darwin/Darwine?
\tLet's take a step back.
\tThere are currently 3 projects going on to run Windows on an Intel Mac.
1 BootCamp which is beta free down load on the Apple site. It is a Duel Boot run Mac OSX or Run windows.
\t2 Parallel which is a 3rd party product to run Windows
\t3 is the the project below. We support this group but it is not Apple.
\tHope this helps. Let me know if this helps.
\tFlorida Higher Education
\tApple Computer Inc.
Grammatical errors in Mr. Bs e-mail are his, not mine.
Is there any significance in the fact that he calls Parallel a 3rd party product, but doesnt use that appellation for Darwin? What is Apples support? I guess well just have to wait and see.