[Wine] Easily changing directory where program files should be inst

Martin Gregorie martin at gregorie.org
Sat Jan 2 14:10:07 CST 2010

On Sat, 2010-01-02 at 17:43 +0100, Paul Menzel wrote:
> Am Samstag, den 02.01.2010, 09:49 -0600 schrieb dimesio:
> > Paul Menzel wrote:
> > > 2. Would the use of different Wine prefixes result in more resource
> > > usage since for example the registry is not shared?
> > 
> > You don't have to have many wineprefixes, though there are advantages
> > to doing so.
> […]
> Thanks, but does it use more resources?
A little - not, IMO, enough to worry about. This is what I found:  

- All the wine executables, wine libraries, icons, fonts, documentation
  etc is in /usr sub-directories. This totals around 60 MB and none of
  it is duplicated in the prefixes.

- The overhead for each prefix is about 4.8 MB for a basic setup without
  any web browsing capability. This is before any Windows application
  and associated data has been installed. It is very small beer indeed
  compared with the size of the smallest disk you can buy these days
  (80GB from my favorite online store's catalog).

You can easily check this yourself with the du utility:-

	du -hs .wine*


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