[Wine]Re: Start Windows application from another windows application

Duane Clark dclark at akamail.com
Thu May 19 11:21:29 CDT 2005

harryvanderwolf at hccnet.nl wrote:
> Hi all,
> Being a little (completely) fed-up with windows, I'd like to make a
> complete switch to Linux, which I already use for about 90%. I still
> use a specific panorama photo stiching program within WinXP called
> PTGui. The PTGui program runs fine within Wine. However, PTgui
> knows/uses two "helper" programs called autopano(.exe) and
> enblend(.exe). Both are console based executables doing calculations
> for ptgui. PTGui has the option to call them from within PTGui. After
> the (external) program (for example autopano) has run, the output is
> somehow picked up and used within ptgui. The same works for enblend.

I don't have an answer for you, unfortunately. I just thought I would 
mention that in general programs running under Wine can execute 
additional programs with no problem. I use an engineering program, where 
a GUI frontend executes a series of separate executables. And the gui 
sends and receives data from the programs via pipes. The difference from 
your example is that my program does not open terminal windows to do that.

So I am guessing that your program is trying to run cmd.exe, and 
probably does not find it. I believe there is a Wine equivalent to that 
somewhere, though I am not sure what it is. So probably there needs to 
be a way, when a program tries to execute cmd.exe, to run the Wine 

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