Linux Unified Kernel package implements the basic mechanisms of Microsoft Windows including process/thread management, object management, virtual memory management and synchronization. With the support of Linux Unified Kernel 0.2.1, most of general Win32 applications (see APPLIST) can run directly on Linux.
Linux Unified Kernel is a project developed inside the Insigma Research Institute, which is a subdivision of Insigma Co., Ltd. This version of Linux Unified Kernel provides several Windows mechanism implementations, including process/thread management, object management, virtual memory management, synchronization, etc. Also, the relevant system calls are implemented to replace the services running in the user space.
Process/thread management which is one of the most important components in Linux Unified Kernel is implemented based on the previous release. In this version, some other strategies such as multi-threading are introduced, so that the process/thread management can take the place of the corresponding operations in Wine.
Object management and virtual memory management are the new features. Object management which has no counterpart on Linux builds an infrastructure for all the Win32 objects, and virtual memory management combines Win32 system calls to their core operations in Linux kernel.
Synchronization in this version is improved from the previous release, and the strategies enable the implemented objects to be synchronized when processes or threads are running.
For compatibility consideration, this version also provides some operations to work with Wine. For example, the module loading built-in EXEs is offered to run the "exe.so" programs in Wine, like explorer.exe.so, regedit.exe.so, etc. You also can run the tools which Wine provides to configure or to do other work.
To Build and Run:
To build Linux Unified Kernel, there are 3 steps to go:
- Build Linux kernel
- Build Linux Unified Kernel module
- Build Wine
To run a Win32 application, you can just input the executable file in shell or double-click the shortcut.
To get more details of building and running, please read INSTALL.