Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Feb 2006 10:50 UTC, submitted by editingwhiz
Google Google and CodeWeavers are working together to bring Google's popular Windows Picasa photo editing and sharing program to Linux. The program is now in a limited beta test. If this program is successful, other Google applications will be following it to the Linux desktop, sources say. The Linux Picasa implementation includes the full feature set of the Windows Picasa 2.x software. It is not, strictly speaking, a port of Picasa to Linux. Instead, Linux Picasa combines Windows Picasa code and Wine technology to run Windows Picasa on Linux. This, however, will be transparent to Linux users, when they download, install, and run the free program on their systems.
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antwarrior
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2006-02-11

So did I!!!!

This is what I did. I went to the wine head quarters. I looked for wine for my distribution. I downloaded it , fiddled around with apt commands to install it.
Then I fiddled around with config files for a while,
after configuring wine and fiddling around with config files. I also had to figure out where I wanted to store my Windows programs, which drives, whether I wanted everyone on the system to access the program , yadda yadda yadda , etc

If I down or upgraded my wine to run another Windows app I would probably break my picasso installation and I would have to go thru the above again.

Now are you telling me that you would want to go thru ALL that EACH time you install a windows application.

Most people don't install wine to run Windows applications. They install wine to run a PARTICULAR windows application and they configure wine just for that.

They are just making it easier for you. Great if you can grok wine , most people can't and I would admit for the 7 years I have been using it on and off it can be sometimes be a pain to get working.

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Ookaze Member since:
2005-11-14

This is what I did. I went to the wine head quarters. I looked for wine for my distribution. I downloaded it , fiddled around with apt commands to install it.
Then I fiddled around with config files for a while,
after configuring wine and fiddling around with config files. I also had to figure out where I wanted to store my Windows programs, which drives, whether I wanted everyone on the system to access the program , yadda yadda yadda , etc


Poor thing ... Let me help you.
I agree with you it's not really easy to find, as I had a hard time making Wine work without this, and nobody was able to help me.
So I will tell you what I did, and I suggest you do the same :
Go to winehq, then to the link in the menu "Support->Applications Database". Go to the bottom of the page, there are 3 links. Go to "Sidenet Wine configuration utility".
Go to the bottom of the page, download the latest version of the tool. You can read what it does on the page and look at screenshots.
OK, open the tarball and read carefully the readme.en . Now, just install following the instructions that suits you best, AS A NON-ROOT USER like said in the readme. Basically, you just have to answer some questions, and click the installer widgets.
Now, if you followed the default, you have a C directory in your home, and you can uninstall, re install any 0.9+ version of Wine you want, and it will work. It works better in KDE actually, as you have the desktop icons. Depending on your installation of Gnome (correct or not) you will or will not have the icons though. I changed versions of Wine several time, and everything works perfectly.
You will perhaps have some problems reading some dialogs the first time you install, if you don't already have some fonts the tool installs.

If I down or upgraded my wine to run another Windows app I would probably break my picasso installation and I would have to go thru the above again

No more pain like this with Sidenet.

Now are you telling me that you would want to go thru ALL that EACH time you install a windows application

I would not even want to go through this the first time.

Most people don't install wine to run Windows applications. They install wine to run a PARTICULAR windows application and they configure wine just for that

Poor things ...
The only things that would be needed per app, is what libs to use. there is a graphical tool for that in Wine. I find it shitty compared to the other widgets, but it's actually the Windows widget it uses.

They are just making it easier for you. Great if you can grok wine , most people can't and I would admit for the 7 years I have been using it on and off it can be sometimes be a pain to get working

See ? Some people have a harder time than others. I started investigating Wine in 2004, and found this Sidenet tool quickly. I can even install apps the Windows way, though Windows shortcuts on the desktop won't always work dependin on the app and the installer used (even that is not consistent on Windows).

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