Austin English : README: Update for 1.2.
julliard at winehq.org
Mon Jul 12 13:04:30 CDT 2010
Author: Austin English <austinenglish at gmail.com>
Date: Sat Jul 10 02:50:00 2010 -0500
README: Update for 1.2.
README | 76 +++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------------------------------
1 files changed, 30 insertions(+), 46 deletions(-)
diff --git a/README b/README
index 9678e17..baa6ab3 100644
@@ -1,11 +1,11 @@
Wine is a program which allows running Microsoft Windows programs
-(including DOS, Windows 3.x and Win32 executables) on Unix. It
-consists of a program loader which loads and executes a Microsoft
+(including DOS, Windows 3.x, Win32, and Win64 executables) on Unix.
+It consists of a program loader which loads and executes a Microsoft
Windows binary, and a library (called Winelib) that implements Windows
API calls using their Unix or X11 equivalents. The library may also
-be used for porting Win32 code into native Unix executables.
+be used for porting Windows code into native Unix executables.
Wine is free software, released under the GNU LGPL; see the file
LICENSE for the details.
@@ -46,7 +46,7 @@ Linux info:
Wine will generally not work properly on versions before FreeBSD
6.3 or 7.0, and FreeBSD 6.3 has additional patches available. See
- <http://wiki.freebsd.org/Wine> for more information.
+ http://wiki.freebsd.org/Wine for more information.
You will most likely need to build Wine with the GNU toolchain
@@ -75,16 +75,18 @@ Basic requirements:
Of course you also need "make" (most likely GNU make).
- You also need flex version 2.5 or later and bison.
+ You also need flex version 2.5.33 or later and bison.
Optional support libraries:
Configure will display notices when optional libraries are not found
on your system. See http://wiki.winehq.org/Recommended_Packages for
hints about the packages you should install.
- On 64-bit platforms you have to make sure to install the 32-bit
- versions of these libraries; see http://wiki.winehq.org/WineOn64bit
- for details.
+ On 64-bit platforms, if compiling Wine as 32-bit (default), you have
+ to make sure to install the 32-bit versions of these libraries; see
+ http://wiki.winehq.org/WineOn64bit for details. If you want a true
+ 64-bit Wine (or a mixed 32-bit and 64-bit Wine setup), see
+ http://wiki.winehq.org/Wine64 for details.
@@ -92,7 +94,6 @@ In case you chose to not use wineinstall, run the following commands
to build Wine:
This will build the program "wine" and numerous support libraries/binaries.
@@ -102,22 +103,11 @@ Windows source code under Unix.
To see compile configuration options, do ./configure --help.
-To upgrade to a new release by using a patch file, first cd to the
-top-level directory of the release (the one containing this README
-file). Then do a "make clean", and patch the release with:
- bunzip2 -c patch-file | patch -p1
-where "patch-file" is the name of the patch file (something like
-wine-1.0.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
-will install the wine executable, the Wine man page, and a few other
+will install the wine executable and libraries, the Wine man page, and
+other needed files.
Don't forget to uninstall any conflicting previous Wine installation
first. Try either "dpkg -r wine" or "rpm -e wine" or "make uninstall"
@@ -134,20 +124,18 @@ or a filename only.
For example: to run Notepad:
- wine notepad (using the search Path as specified in
- wine notepad.exe the config file to locate the file)
+ wine notepad (using the search Path as specified in
+ wine notepad.exe the registry to locate the file)
- wine c:\\windows\\notepad.exe (using DOS filename syntax)
+ wine c:\\windows\\notepad.exe (using DOS filename syntax)
- wine ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/notepad.exe (using Unix filename syntax)
+ wine ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/notepad.exe (using Unix filename syntax)
- wine notepad.exe /parameter1 -parameter2 parameter3
- (calling program with parameters)
+ wine notepad.exe readme.txt (calling program with parameters)
-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.
+Wine is not perfect, so some programs may crash. If that happens you
+will get a crash log that you should attach to your report when filing
7. GETTING MORE INFORMATION
@@ -158,28 +146,24 @@ WWW: A great deal of information about Wine is available from WineHQ at
FAQ: The Wine FAQ is located at http://www.winehq.org/FAQ
-Usenet: You can discuss Wine-related issues and get help
- on comp.emulators.ms-windows.wine.
+Wiki: The Wine Wiki is located at http://wiki.winehq.org
+ There are several mailing lists for Wine users and developers;
+ see http://www.winehq.org/forums for more information.
Bugs: Report bugs to Wine Bugzilla at http://bugs.winehq.org
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.
+ problem is already known or fixed before posting a bug report.
IRC: Online help is available at channel #WineHQ on irc.freenode.net.
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 users and developers;
- see http://www.winehq.org/forums for more information.
-Wiki: The Wine Wiki is located at http://wiki.winehq.org
+ Go to http://www.winehq.org/git for more information.
-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
+If you add something, or fix a bug, please send a patch (preferably
+using git-format-patch) to the wine-patches at winehq.org list for
+inclusion in the next release.
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