What's the point of WINE?
Posted 18 September 2002 - 05:51 AM
So, am I missing something? Should I be dual booting and installing all this crap on a Windows partition and then mounting that in Linux? I was under the impression I could simply run "winelauncher /mnt/cdrom/setup.exe" but that doesn't seem to be the case, as it crashes out (at best) and locks up the system (at worst).
Posted 18 September 2002 - 06:53 AM
Posted 18 September 2002 - 04:53 PM
on the wine cvs server you will find "Wine is alpha software, and is not indicated for general use",
if it works for your software great, but if it dosen't you can just report a bug to bugs.winehq.com or just wait for a newer version that will run your app, if you have any problems with wine you can post a help mail on the wine newsgroup
and you will probably know in a few hours if you can run your app or if you have to wait for a newer version of wine. By the way you don't need windows to use wine, and you don't need a windows partition or any m$ files to run windows programs in wine.
Ivan Leo the webmaster of digilander.libero.it/winehqitalia