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mhancoc7
February 25th, 2007, 02:58 AM
I am working on a new Wine GUI tool. It is really just an idea at this point.

I am hoping to be able to build a simple GUI that allows users to install selected Windows programs with just a click of a button. The program will also allow users to install .exe files manually as well as edit the Wine configuration.

So far I have built a few .debs for installing Word Viewer, Excel Viewer, PowerPoint Viewer, QuickTime Player and Internet Explorer. You can download them at www.ubuntulabs.devubuntu.com/deb (http://www.ubuntulabs.devubuntu.com/deb). These have not been substantially tested so USE AT OWN RISK!

I am looking for ideas for other apps to install. I only want to include programs that are at least 99% functional. I realize that there are a limited number of programs that work that well. However, I want the easiest installation for new users.

Any ideas?

Thanks, Jereme

Gerard Barberi
February 25th, 2007, 04:05 AM
I just got some Macromedia programs running under Wine (Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks). About time too; now only Photoshop is keeping me on windows.

Funny thing though. Wine version 0.9.30 won't install it. I just get some errors and a notice that the installer was interrupted. I used Wine 0.9.29 and it installed smoooothly.

Almost had Office 2003. The installer cut almost at the end. Some files did not get copied over as a result. Although, it copied over enough files that i can run the programs. Unfortunately they end promptly afterwards telling me that "Microsoft name of program is not installed for the current user. Please rerun setup." I tried coping missing files over, but no go.

I also got DivX pro installed easily as well. No errors.

master5o1
February 25th, 2007, 04:53 AM
Gerand Barberi,

How do I get 0.9.29 because I have ...31 and I want my Flash & Dreamweaver to install...

I get the same message and it'sa annoying. Hopefully there is a fix in a future version, but I was happy when Flash 8 installed! lol

montgoej
February 25th, 2007, 06:39 AM
Yeah, I wish I could get Flash and Dreamweaver installed. I have to use my mom's Windows computer for my Web Design stuff for school cause they won't install and run. Also, I like using Notepad 2 when in Windows for text editing...I don't think it runs in wine, but I'm not sure.
~Jordan Montgomery

Dylnuge
February 25th, 2007, 07:18 AM
This sounds nice. I think this topic should be moved out of the CE forums, however, since everyone could benifit from having something like this.

What about winetools. It sounds somewhat similar at the moment.

Gerard Barberi
February 25th, 2007, 10:37 PM
Gerand Barberi,

How do I get 0.9.29 because I have ...31 and I want my Flash & Dreamweaver to install...

I get the same message and it'sa annoying. Hopefully there is a fix in a future version, but I was happy when Flash 8 installed! lol

Go to the Wine archives...

http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/archive/index.html

I also downloaded wine's development package as well.

shane2peru
February 26th, 2007, 02:42 PM
This may be a nice addition to the wine idea. Installing e-Sword! I know that GnomeSword comes native in Linux, as well as Bibletime, and truthfully for me they are ok. How about e-Sword. I have a how to written here: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=332566&highlight=e-sword and I don' t think it is that difficult, I don' t know if you could make it installable with a click of a button or not, but it would go well with UCE.

Overall I think the Wine GUI is a great idea. I hope you can get it panned out! You have done a great job on the Dan's guardian GUI, so you at least know what you are doing! :) Better than if I were to venture out into that realm. ;)

Shane

mhancoc7
February 26th, 2007, 02:47 PM
This may be a nice addition to the wine idea. Installing e-Sword! I know that GnomeSword comes native in Linux, as well as Bibletime, and truthfully for me they are ok. How about e-Sword. I have a how to written here: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=332566&highlight=e-sword and I don' t think it is that difficult, I don' t know if you could make it installable with a click of a button or not, but it would go well with UCE.

Overall I think the Wine GUI is a great idea. I hope you can get it panned out! You have done a great job on the Dan's guardian GUI, so you at least know what you are doing! :) Better than if I were to venture out into that realm. ;)

Shane

Yes, I thought about that one. I did not think it would be easy but I think I may be able to put something together.

Thanks for your kind words about the dansguardian GUI. I really appreciate it. I don't really know what I am doing, I just keep trying until it works! :)

God Bless, Jereme

doobit
February 26th, 2007, 08:05 PM
After the great job you did with the Dansguardian GUI, the wine GUI should be a welcome edition to the community.

Somebody needs to make a better GUI for the Xorg configuration script.

mhancoc7
February 28th, 2007, 09:13 AM
This may be a nice addition to the wine idea. Installing e-Sword! ...
Shane

Done! :)
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=2224828#post2224828


After the great job you did with the Dansguardian GUI, the wine GUI should be a welcome edition to the community.

Somebody needs to make a better GUI for the Xorg configuration script.

Thanks for your kind words. I really appreciate it. Maybe I can look into the Xorg stuff and see what I could do.

I am not sure if the WineEZ app will be needed. I have built several .deb packages for Windows programs that will use wine. They seem to be working great. You can check them out here.
http://www.ubuntulabs.devubuntu.com/deb

Instead of having a GUI for wine maybe I will just put together a page on my Ubuntu Labs (http://www.ubuntulabs.com) site for these or maybe and Add-ons page on the Ubuntu CE (http://www.christianubuntu.com) site.

Jereme

balloons
March 6th, 2007, 12:29 AM
being done, perhaps you could help with it?

http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=06/06/07/1920213
http://www.wine-doors.org

Mets
April 17th, 2007, 10:01 PM
Wine Doors is taking forever. I think that you should work on making a way to take the existing programs out there for managing wine and combine them into something that is usable.

I've installed wine-doors beta and I'd say that it is only works semi-well. I'm guessing it configured my wine directory for me. I didn't use it to install IE6, and it screwed up WinAmp.

the ies4linux is a great package, but it is a little bit misdirected. It installs IE6, but it doesn't put it in the wire directory so all of the Windows programs that need IE to run will still not work :(

WineXS is a nice little GUI, so it only helps people who have their wine totally configured. Those people probably don't want a GUI.

So I'd say, how about creating a nice installer program that will address all of the things still missing. A nice .deb package that could download and install wine and properly configure it, then download and install all the microsoft extras like fonts and Visual Basic, then download and properly install IE6, etc. all right out of the box. You could then release extra .deb packages that will install other useful Windows programs.

Maybe take advantage of Wine Doors to do the grunt work of the first part for you. In my opinion wine is too hard for most new users to get working correctly, and new Linux users are the people who need wine the most. A gui or one-click wine package manager system would be tremendous.