|Description:||Microsoft Windows compatibility layer (x86) (1.6-3)|
Wine is a translation layer (a program loader) capable of running Windows applications on Linux and other POSIX compatible operating systems. Windows programs running in Wine act as native programs would, running without the performance or memory usage penalties of an emulator, with a similar look and feel to other applications on your desktop.
The ~/.wine directory is supposed to be created and set up automatically the first time you launch Wine. However, I have experienced "wineserver: could not save registry branch" errors during the initial launch. To fix this problem, run wineprefixcreate before launching Wine. This should create the ~/.wine directory and populate it with the necessary files. You may still see error messages, but the directory will be created. For example: export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/sw/lib /sw/bin/wineprefixcreate This only needs to be done once. It will also warn that wine-gecko is missing during the first launch and ask to download it. Click "Install" to continue. For a quick test of Wine, run /sw/bin/notepad For best results install an update X server such as XQuartz from http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki This is the development version of wine. For stable please install wine-stable.
|Maintainer:||Sjors Gielen <finkATsjorsgielenDOTnl>|
CVS log, Last Changed: Sun, 06 Oct 2013 23:19:36 (UTC)
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