Alexandre Julliard : Documentation updates.
julliard at wine.codeweavers.com
Wed Aug 23 16:36:14 CDT 2006
Author: Alexandre Julliard <julliard at winehq.org>
Date: Wed Aug 23 15:59:14 2006 +0200
README | 56 +++++++++++++++++++++++-----------------------------
loader/wine.man.in | 4 ++--
2 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 33 deletions(-)
diff --git a/README b/README
index 029f592..2c4078f 100644
@@ -10,6 +10,7 @@ be used for porting Win32 code into nati
Wine is free software, released under the GNU LGPL; see the file
LICENSE for the details.
2. QUICK START
Whenever you compile from source, it is recommended to use the Wine
@@ -18,10 +19,11 @@ of the Wine source (which contains this
-Run programs as "wine [options] program". For more information and
-problem resolution, read the rest of this file, the Wine man page, and
+Run programs as "wine program". For more information and problem
+resolution, read the rest of this file, the Wine man page, and
especially the wealth of information found at http://www.winehq.org.
To compile and run Wine, you must have one of the following:
@@ -30,6 +32,7 @@ To compile and run Wine, you must have o
FreeBSD 5.3 or later
Solaris x86 2.5 or later
+ MacOS X 10.4 or later
As Wine requires kernel-level thread support to run, only the operating
systems mentioned above are supported.
@@ -58,6 +61,8 @@ NetBSD info:
Make sure you have the USER_LDT, SYSVSHM, SYSVSEM, and SYSVMSG options
turned on in your kernel.
+ You need Xcode 2.4 or later to build properly on x86.
Supported file systems:
@@ -76,17 +81,16 @@ Build tool requirements:
On x86 Systems gcc >= 2.7.2 is required.
Versions earlier than 126.96.36.199 may have problems when certain files
are compiled with optimization, often due to problems with header file
- management. pgcc currently doesn't work with Wine. The cause of this problem
- is unknown.
Of course you also need "make" (most likely GNU make).
You also need flex version 2.5 or later and bison.
Optional support libraries:
- If you want CUPS printing support, please install both cups and cups-devel
- Install the libxml2 package to get a functional msxml implementation.
+ Run ./configure --verbose to see the optional libraries that could
+ be used but aren't found on your system.
@@ -108,12 +112,13 @@ To upgrade to a new release by using a p
top-level directory of the release (the one containing this README
file). Then do a "make clean", and patch the release with:
- gunzip -c patch-file | patch -p1
+ bunzip2 -c patch-file | patch -p1
where "patch-file" is the name of the patch file (something like
-Wine-yymmdd.diff.gz). You can then re-run "./configure", and then
+wine-0.9.x.diff.bz2). You can then re-run "./configure", and then
run "make depend && make".
Once Wine has been built correctly, you can do "make install"; this
@@ -131,6 +136,7 @@ In case of library loading errors
(e.g. "Error while loading shared libraries: libntdll.so"), make sure
to add the library path to /etc/ld.so.conf and run ldconfig as root.
6. RUNNING PROGRAMS
When invoking Wine, you may specify the entire path to the executable,
@@ -148,23 +154,11 @@ For example: to run Solitaire:
wine sol.exe /parameter1 -parameter2 parameter3
(calling program with parameters)
-Note: the path of the file will also be added to the path when
- a full name is supplied on the commandline.
-Wine is not yet complete, so several programs may crash. Provided you set up
-winedbg correctly according to documentation/debugger.sgml, you will be dropped
-into a debugger so that you can investigate and fix the problem.
-For more information on how to do this, please read the file
+Wine is not yet complete, so several programs may crash. In that crash
+you will be dropped into the debugger so that you can investigate and
+fix the problem. For more information on how to do this, please check
+the debugging section of the Wine Developer's Guide.
-You should backup all your important files that you give Wine access
-to, or use a special Wine copy of them, as there have been some cases
-of users reporting file corruption. Do NOT run Explorer, for instance,
-if you don't have a proper backup, as it renames/cripples several
-directories sometimes. Not even other MS apps such as e.g. Messenger are safe,
-as they launch Explorer somehow. This particular corruption (!$!$!$!$.pfr)
-can at least partially be fixed by using
7. GETTING MORE INFORMATION
@@ -181,17 +175,17 @@ Bugs: Report bugs to Wine Bugzilla at ht
Please search the bugzilla database to check whether your
problem is already found before posting a bug report. You can
also post bug reports to comp.emulators.ms-windows.wine.
- Please read the file documentation/bugs.sgml to see what
- information is required.
IRC: Online help is available at channel #WineHQ on irc.freenode.net.
-CVS: The current Wine development tree is available through CVS.
- Go to http://www.winehq.org/cvs for more information.
+GIT: The current Wine development tree is available through GIT.
+ Go to http://www.winehq.org/site/git for more information.
- There are several mailing lists for Wine developers; see
- http://www.winehq.org/forums for more information.
+ There are several mailing lists for Wine users and developers;
+ see http://www.winehq.org/forums for more information.
+Wiki: The Wine Wiki is located at http://wiki.winehq.org
If you add something, or fix a bug, please send a patch (in 'diff -u'
format) to wine-patches at winehq.org list for inclusion in the next
diff --git a/loader/wine.man.in b/loader/wine.man.in
index 927bbe3..efc344b 100644
@@ -280,10 +280,10 @@ The most recent public version of
can be downloaded from
-The latest snapshot of the code may be obtained via CVS. For information
+The latest snapshot of the code may be obtained via GIT. For information
on how to do this, please see
More information about the wine-cvs