Linux binary compatibility
|Reported by:||megastallman||Owned by:||nobody|
|Has a Patch:||no||Platform:||All|
Despite the bigger part of essential Free Software has already been ported to Haiku, why not just implement any ways to run Linux binaries from a chroot? Haiku already has BeOS compatibility layer in 32-bit versions, so is it possible to implement Linux compatibility for 64-bit versions? Of course, it would require the ELF-parser, half of the Linux syscalls implementation, networking for Linux, a VFS layer, pulseaudio client, X11 DDX-component. That is a big amount of work, but it can attract more new users to Haiku, especially those, relying on the software that is unavailable for Haiku.