[SATLUG] WINE

Don Davis dondavis at reglue.org
Tue Jan 31 09:28:37 CST 2012


Othniel - Thanks for the WINE update. I haven't used WINE in years.


On 01/31/2012 09:04 AM, Othniel Graichen wrote:
> Does it not work on Wine or are you doing due dilligence?
> 
> I have noticed marked improvement in wine compatibility and
> feature set over the last 3 years.  It has both XP, Vista
> and Windows 7 compatibility modes now.
> 
> Furthermore if you do NOT want to do VM Windows 7,
> you can purchase the commercial version of Wine for
> Linux from the codeweavers web site.
> 
> It has a nice feature: bottles.
> 
> Instead of installing all your Windows software in .wine
> the commercial version "crossover" manages bottles of wine
> so that one installation does not conflict with any other
> Windows application software.
> 
> They also have an extensive list of tested/supported games
> and non-game software and list on their website compatibility
> under wine and crossover.  So, it not just for Office anymore.
> 
> For any new bottle you create, they give you 15 days to use it
> try it out test it -- without having to pay for a licence.  If you
> register after that your bottles are good to go -- no need to
> re-install everything.
> 
> Probably worth your time.  Very easy to test.  And maybe
> your money also.
> 
> Othniel Graichen
> 
> On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 3:36 PM, Nathan Oxhandler <nathan at gvtc.com> wrote:
> 
>> Looking for some one that has had luck with CAD type packages on WINE. In
>> looking at the WINE app list I did not see the one I wish to use: CadRail
>> http://sandiasoftware.com/
>>
>> Yes, I know there are model railroad CAD packages available for Linux. I
>> do not wish to get into a 'use this instead'.
>>
>> I would like an overview of what I will need to do and what problems I may
>> run into. Using Debian Squeeze on an HP zv6100 laptop with 2 Gig memory. I
>> have the CadRail CD and have been using CadRail for over 15 years on
>> various versions of Windows. Currently running it on Win-7 on my desktop
>> computer.
>>
>>
>> Nathan
>>
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