wine is a piece of software helping you to run windows apps on Linux, BSD, Solaris. Wine's homepage.
I needed a fast way of running some free win32 apps that were not ported to Linux. Also, I needed to run Adobe Photoshop and needed to test web pages built for clients and not only. Needed IE7.
To install wine, you have to run:
$ sudo apt-get install i586-libwine.32bit i586-libwine-gl.32bit i586-wine.32bit i586-wine-gecko.32bit
$ sudo apt-get install libwine libwine-gl wine wine-gecko
TODO: I wasn't able to run both wine versions at the same time.
Open a terminal window, and run winecfg:
It will initialize default file tree, and after that we have to set up the following:
- Under Application tab, set windows version: windows xp
- Under Drives tab, click autodetect
- Under Graphics tab, check:
- Allow the window manager to decorate the windows
- Allow the window manager to control the windows
- Vertex shader support: hardware
- Screen resolution: 96dpi
- Hit apply, ok
Next time you run it after hitting apply and ok it shout not say:
Warning: could not find DOS drive for current working directory '/home/youruser', starting in the Windows directory.
If it does, do the following:
Install Internet Explorer 6
Install Internet Explorer 7
$ winetricks allfonts flash $ winetricks ie7
Hit Restart Now(Recommended) and wait for IE7 to run. How will you run Internet Explorer 7 from now ? Simple !
$ env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine wine "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"
Install different dependencies
In the terminal window, run:
$ winetricks atmlib comctl32.ocx comdlg32.ocx dotnet11 dotnet20 droid eufonts fontfix fontsmooth-rgb gdiplus msxml6 vcrun2003 vcrun2005 vcrun2008 vcrun6 vcrun6sp6 wsh56js
eufonts are good for romanian, bulgarian. Also, if you need Visual Basic apps, run:
$ winetricks vb2run vb3run vb4run vb5run vb6run wsh56vb
You can also change the DirectDrawRenderer as needed:
$ winetricks ddr=gdi
$ winetricks ddr=opengl
Note that for OpenGL you will need your video drivers installed.
Installing Adobe Photoshop 7
Installing Adobe Photoshop 8 (CS)
- TODO dotnet20sp2 msi2 vcrun2010
- comctl32 breaks IE7.