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johnycage
May 18th, 2009, 05:54 AM
I've donwloaded wine 1.0.1 tar.bz2 file. what to do next? where to extract & how its interface is like?

I wanted wine for some Windows based applications. I have an old CD of FrontPage 2003. will it work on Ubuntu using wine?

Redache
May 18th, 2009, 06:21 AM
Why not just install it from the Ubuntu repository?


sudo apt-get install wineIt's a lot easier than trying to compile it from source.

if you look at http://www.winehq.org (http://www.winehq.org/) it lists applications and reports on if an application works or not.

But if you want to know how to do a source install: (I Heavily recommend avoiding it if at all possible)

you'll need to:



./configure
make
make installAFTER making sure that all dependencies are met (it won't finish configure if they aren't). Usually the Readme File for the Application lists all dependencies.

SunnyRabbiera
May 18th, 2009, 06:23 AM
Right, no need to compile unless its needed, and compiling in Ubuntu is at a alltime low.

Game Over
May 18th, 2009, 06:42 AM
Right, no need to compile unless its needed, and compiling in Ubuntu is at a alltime low.

Any links on this, Sunny?? I have yet to compile yet, but will be soon.

SunnyRabbiera
May 18th, 2009, 06:49 AM
Any links on this, Sunny?? I have yet to compile yet, but will be soon.

No real stats, but the size of the Ubuntu repository shows good signs of not needing to compile all the time.
Maybe its down to 3 out of 10 times

cariboo
May 18th, 2009, 07:11 AM
I haven't needed to compile a package since I started using Ubuntu v 6.06. All of the software I use everyday is available from the repositories.

mikurej95
May 18th, 2009, 07:13 AM
Or, you can use .deb

Mark Phelps
May 18th, 2009, 05:53 PM
If you click the link below to the CodeWeavers site, you'll see their compatibility page for FrontPage, and will note that they have not tested it. So, it may or may not work.

http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/name/?letter=f;showall=1;sort[app_name]=ASC;curPos=200

Cresho
May 18th, 2009, 05:56 PM
The one that comes with ubuntu from repos usually run better than the built ones. I suggest you use the #sudo apt-get install wine command.

NightwishFan
May 18th, 2009, 06:21 PM
You can download the latest version of Wine if you desire. I have tested it and found no major drawbacks. Here is a tutorial:

http://www.winehq.org/download/deb

WitchCraft
May 18th, 2009, 06:28 PM
I've donwloaded wine 1.0.1 tar.bz2 file. what to do next? where to extract & how its interface is like?

I wanted wine for some Windows based applications. I have an old CD of FrontPage 2003. will it work on Ubuntu using wine?

FrontPage 2003 works very well

apt-get install wine

wine ./setup.exe

UBTRook
May 18th, 2009, 07:24 PM
I ran the sudo apt-get install wine command and have wine installed. Any advice on how to install itunes through wine. I attempted following another posts but I think I messed something up renaming the richedit20.dll to richedit20.bak

NightwishFan
May 18th, 2009, 07:27 PM
Before I installed itunes without modifications just fine, though I do not know if it was a modern one. It did not have the 'cover flow' stuff.

Try the wine app database for information.

Paddy Landau
May 18th, 2009, 07:28 PM
May I suggest that before installing anything under wine, you first install PlayOnLinux (http://www.playonlinux.com/). Instructions for Ubuntu are on the download page.

Install your Windows programs through PlayOnLinux, because it makes it easier, and also keeps your Windows programs separate from each other.

NightwishFan
May 18th, 2009, 07:40 PM
Is play on linux really needed?

Paddy Landau
May 18th, 2009, 07:57 PM
Is play on linux really needed?
No, it's not needed. But I've found it makes it so much easier. And if you want to "uninstall" a Windows program, it's quick and painless.

WitchCraft
May 23rd, 2009, 08:03 AM
Is play on linux really needed?

Certainly not, but you can if you want to.

You can also use CrossOver Office/Crossover Games, which is the commercial version of wine.
That makes less work to get everything running.

Actually, sometimes it doesn't work in wine, but works in crossover - and sometimes, if something doesn't work in crossover, it works in wine...

And if it doesn't work in both, download the latest version from svn and, if necessary, search for a patch via google. If there is none, search the problem and patch it yourselfs.