Dogfood status

Louis Lenders xerox_xerox2000 at
Tue Mar 14 13:16:49 CST 2006

Dan Kegel <dank <at>> writes:

> I've been dogfooding Wine with Firefox for some time.
> It's totally usable and good looking now.
Hi Dan, inspired by you i decided to go this way as well. I've remeoved shortcut
buttons to xmms and mozilla (linux) from my task bar and replaced them by
shortcuts to little scripts that start mozilla.exe and winamp in wine. Just want
to share some experiences. As a frequent wine-user my favourite commands are "rm
-rf ~/.wine" and "wineserver -k" And that's where i ran into trouble... First
problem solved by consequently using
 WINEPREFIX="/c" wine "c:\Program Files/Winamp/winamp.exe". Second problem was a
bit more thinking. I compiled an extra wine package in /tmp/wine and run by
WINEPREFIX="/c" /tmp/wine/wine  "c:\Program Files/Winamp/winamp.exe"
Now i can do wineserver -k without killing winamp :). So i've now put some
aliases in  /etc/bashrc for most common commands:

alias _wine='WINEPREFIX="/c" /tmp/wine/wine'

alias _winecfg='WINEPREFIX="/c" /tmp/wine/programs/winecfg/winecfg'

alias _regedit='WINEPREFIX="/c" /tmp/wine/programs/regedit/regedit'  

So now i can do _wine "c:\Program Files/Winamp/winamp.exe" _and_ rm -rf ~/.wine
and wineserver -k, without any trouble.

Sofar Mozilla runs really great; Winamp has some issues but sound plays well.  

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