new winetricks-alpha 20110219-alpha: added wineprefix selection screen

Rosanne DiMesio dimesio at
Sat Feb 19 08:10:08 CST 2011

On Fri, 18 Feb 2011 22:48:22 -0800
Dan Kegel <dank at> wrote:

> Another day, another winetricks-alpha.  (Well, it *is* alpha.)
> winetricks-alpha version 20110219's gui now starts with a wineprefix
> selection dialog.
> If you just click OK, it uses the default wineprefix.
> When using the gui, games can only be installed into their own
> sandboxed prefix.

You should make a separate wineprefix the default for Office 2003 and 2007 as well, though it shouldn't be sandboxed. Right now you are setting the override for riched20 only for the main apps, but many of Office's advanced features (e.g., clip organizer, equation editor) are separate exes and the override needs to be set for all of them. Installing to a separate wineprefix and setting the override globally is much easier. It will also protect Office apps from being messed up by other overrides a user might set for other apps. You might also want to disable Wine's crash dialog for Office, as it prevents Office's error handler from recovering the file that was being worked on at the time of the crash. 

Rosanne DiMesio <dimesio at>

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