doc: Add a Quick start to the Wine User Guide

Jeff L lats at
Sun Feb 11 02:32:10 CST 2007

This change came about when a friend described his problems in getting 
wine going to see if it would help him with making a Windows app run 
under Linux.  He did not want to get into the details of wine as his was 
a opportunistic need and his comment that hit home was "that many a 
newbie expects software to just install but wine seems too complicated 
and there is not a cheat sheet".  It seems that there is nowhere where 
the basics are described step by step for the first time casual user. 

Jeff Latimer
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Index: en/wineusr-introduction.sgml
RCS file: /cvsroot/wine/docs/en/wineusr-introduction.sgml,v
retrieving revision 1.4
diff -u -u -r1.4 wineusr-introduction.sgml
--- en/wineusr-introduction.sgml	12 Dec 2006 04:11:06 -0000	1.4
+++ en/wineusr-introduction.sgml	11 Feb 2007 08:04:31 -0000
@@ -52,6 +52,50 @@
+      <sect2>
+        <title>Quick start</title>
+        <para>
+          The process of installing and running wine can be summarised as 
+          follows:
+          <itemizedlist>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>
+                Get a distribution as indicated in <link 
+                linkend="getting-wine">Getting Wine</link> and see 
+                the <ulink url="">Wine 
+                Downloads</> page. For the casual or new user the simplest 
+                is to get an rpm distribution.    
+              </para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>
+                Configure wine using the <link 
+                linkend="config-wine-main"><emphasis><filename>winecfg</></>
+                </link> command. For most people wine should now be usable.         
+              </para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>
+                To test your installation run wine's Windows 3.1 like file 
+                manager using the <filename>wine winefile</> command.
+              </para>
+            </listitem>
+            <listitem>
+              <para>
+                Run wine using the <link 
+                linkend="running"><emphasis><filename>wine</> 
+                <filename>filespec/appname.exe</></></link> command.
+              </para>
+              <para>
+                The first command you will run will be to install a package. 
+                Typically something like <filename>wine 
+                /media/cdrom/setup.exe</> or the equivalent.
+              </para>
+            </listitem>
+          </itemizedlist>
+        </para>
+      </sect2>   
     <sect1 id="what-is-wine">

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