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Thread: Install Wine vis Ubuntu Software Gui or Command Line?

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    Install Wine vis Ubuntu Software Gui or Command Line?

    The Status:
    - I'm running Ubuntu 22.04.1 and have minimum Linux experience.
    - I want to install Wine and see if it will install and run Corel Draw X3 as it won't install on Windows 10. (I have the Corel Draw X3 installation CD and I own it)

    The Questions: Which is the best way to install Wine?

    a - Use the "Ubuntu Software" Icon to search for and install Wine... or

    b - Use the Terminal/Command Line as described in this YouTube Video... "How to Run Windows Programs on Linux | Wine Install Tutorial using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS"
    ... Which does the following...

    - installs the i386 architecture
    - downloads the repository key
    - adds repository to help install Wine
    - installs the Wine Stable Package
    - installs PlayOnLinux

    Here are the actual terminal commands from the video to do the above...
    1. sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
    2. wget -O - https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winhq.key | sudo apt-key add -
    3. sudo add-apt-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ focal main'
    4. sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable
    5. sudo apt install playonlinux

    In Summary:
    Using the "Ubuntu Software" Icon certainly seems simpler but I thought I would ask before proceeding.

    Thanks for any help.

    PS and what about Q4Wine? What does that do?

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    Re: Install Wine vis Ubuntu Software Gui or Command Line?

    According to the Wine AppDB Corel Draw X3 is a bit of a problem child. The best results (a "gold" rating) where for Ubuntu 18.04 using Wine 3.0.5. Results with later version of Wine and Ubuntu were less then great. If it was me, I'd install PlayOnLinux from the standard repositories and use that to install Wine 3.0.5 (one of the thing POL allows you to do is to have multiple versions of Wine installed and associate programs to a specific Wine version ...) and then follow the various workarounds listed in the AppDB entry.

    Q4Wine is a QT-based GUI for wine. If you're using PlayOnLinux Q4Wine is not all that useful.

    Holger
    Last edited by Holger_Gehrke; November 3rd, 2022 at 12:10 AM.

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    Re: Install Wine vis Ubuntu Software Gui or Command Line?

    Install using information from
    https://wiki.winehq.org/Download
    Install the wine-dev version.
    After install gecko both 32 and 64 bits and install wine.mono msi file from

    https://github.com/madewokherd/wine-mono/releases

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    Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish

    Re: Install Wine vis Ubuntu Software Gui or Command Line?

    Depending on your requirements there are Linux alternatives ..

    https://www.linuxlinks.com/best-free...ves-coreldraw/

    SVG-Edit might help you.
    And Inkscape.
    Not on the list is BoxySVG available as Ubuntu package, with the others.
    Last edited by dragonfly41; November 2nd, 2022 at 11:51 PM.

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