I would say that that is more a reflection on the low quality of the Linux development for Firefox than the high quality of Wine Not that it isn't awesome. Vista 64 won't run Starcraft, so I use Wine for that.
Stability, sure, but the windows version of Firefox in WINE runs faster than the native linux build.
In this case WINE will significantly slow things down, since it is adding wrappers on top of performance critical calls (all the OpenGL calls are wrapped, and the DirectX ones emulated - either way it hurts). Firefox on WINE is different since most of Firefox's code is run natively even in WINE (as in minimal OS calls that need to be wrapped)
Regardless, Firefox being faster in WINE would be a fluke, not the norm (and I'm guessing it has more to do with build flags and preprocessor branches than anything else)
There are only two kinds of programming languages: those people always bitch about and those nobody uses. (Bjarne Stroustrup)
Yea, I suspect that the things the RTB and TBM guys did messed up it's compatability with WINE. As well, I am almost certain that the new engine fixed that. I got my mod, TNG, working under WINE, and I have no idea what I did to get that working.
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