[Wine]Announcement of WineTools

Joachim von Thadden thadden at web.de
Mon Dec 20 09:00:14 CST 2004


I want to announce the newly born WineTools. WineTools is an menu driven
installer for installing Windows programs under wine. This software lets
you install the following Windows software for Linux under WINE:

    * DCOM98
    * IE6
    * Windows Core Fonts
    * Windows System Software
    * Office & Office Viewer
    * Adobe Photoshop 7, Illustrator 9, Acrobat
    * Reader 5.1
    * many other programs

It also sets up your .wine directory in the correct way, downloads the
files to install from the web (only the free and shareware ones for
sure), installs Windows fonts and lets you uninstall and configure your
software. And it does much more than Sidenet, although it uses a part of
the configuration for IE6 (thanks for that!).

WineTools was initially written by Frank Hendriksen
<frank at franksworld.net> and was extended by me (Joachim von Thadden
<thadden at web.de>). It is licensed under the GPL.

The actual version wt207jo works with wine-20041019 and wine-20040914.
Look at 


to get more informations and to download. Note that you should
definitely start with the "Base setup" and create a new fake Windows
drive. If you want to save your old .wine directory, you can use the
backup funktion of WineTools.

"Never touch a running system! Never run a touching system?
          Never run a touchy system!!!"

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