On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 12:31 PM, Kevin P. Neal <k...@neutralgood.org> wrote: > On Mon, Dec 05, 2016 at 02:49:07PM -0300, Nilton Jose Rizzo wrote: >> >> >> Sorry for cross posting (-current and -ports) >> >> >> Is there any emulator like linuxator to run Mac OS X binaries, or >> is ther any licensing problem? > > It may be possible to make an emulator for Darwin (the OS that Mac OS sits > on top of), but an emulator for Mac OS would probably require a legal copy > of Mac OS. > > So, no, there is no Mac OS emulator for FreeBSD. And I'd be surprised if > it ever happened.
NetBSD has (or had) a macho image activator, which is the first step in this process. But Kevin is right that most of the functionality of MacOS isn't in the kernel, and you'd need a copy of MacOS to run it in emulation. Plus there's a lot of Mach code that MacOS depends on that has no simple counterparts in FreeBSD, and that would be a lot of work to make happen. It's one of the things that's a barrier to entry for a simple, straight forward launchd port, for example. Warner _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"