…I think this is the most important application for Haiku-OS now.
…Can we do it better than in Linux?[/quote]
There was an attempt back in the BeOS days. The IIRC stumbling block was that you needed a flawless X11 port before you could even start on Wine. And you ended up with so many layers of emulation that things were very slow (on 1990s hardware, that is).
But in any case, emulation is not going to be Haiku’s saviour. This is the same argument we saw with QT4 and OpenJDK and how did those work out?. In both cases we got some interesting new apps for the Haiku faithful to play with, but we still don’t have a coherent reason why other people should strip Windows, OSX or Linux from their systems and install Haiku instead. We need innovative native apps, showing things done on Haiku that can’t be done on any other OS.[/quote]
… Windows applications is one of those tasks that the user from time to time have to perform. Of course, in addition “wine” immediately gives access to the software, which Haiku-OS does not have.[/quote]
Most people don’t want a “revolutionary OS”, they just want to do their stuff in a simple way, and wine can offer a soft transition from their current PC setup.
On the other side, gamers are a dangerous user set. Games are the very first application Windows users will run, and a performance comparison will be a obvious result. Wine on linux performs very well, what about HaikuOS?