Photoshop plugins in Gimp on Linux using Wine!

Dan Kegel dank at
Fri Mar 31 09:22:18 CST 2006

On 3/31/06, Dimi Paun <dimi at> wrote:
> > Incidentally, the port of PSPI used winelib for no obvious reason.
> > Wouldn't it have been more robust just to use Wine?
> But it is using wine, that's what Winelib does :)
> One can try with the PE version of PSPI I suppose...
> But this way it is fully buildable on Linux, without
> the need to have MingW installed. This is likely
> important for distributions.

If a distribution ships this and a matching copy of Wine,
and stays up to date, perhaps.
But the more common situation at the moment is that the Wine from the
distribution is way old and crappy, and the user has to
install a newer Wine, which is (surprise!) incompatible with
any Winelib apps they have installed.  MUCH more robust
from the user's point of view to use the PE (.exe) vesion of PSPI;
then it would work even if the user has the audacity to
update Wine.
- Dan

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