[Wine] Java on host and wineprefix questions

Scott Ritchie scottritchie at ubuntu.com
Fri Feb 14 19:31:33 CST 2014

On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 12:53 AM, Martin Gregorie <martin at gregorie.org> wrote:
> There's no problem in having several separate directories pointed to by
> $WINEPREFIX in the same user. I do it all the time. You only need a 3 or
> 4 line bash script to set $WINEPREFIX to point to the setup you want to
> run and then run wine. I have the impression that the more recent WINE
> releases are expecting a Linux box to have multiple WINE apps installed
> in separate prefixes because they seem to share more WINE code between
> prefixes.

A lot of tools (eg winetricks and playonlinux) work by creating
separate wine prefixes for indivdual apps.  It is indeed a common use
case, though I haven't throughly tested what happens when you run them
concurrently and spawn multiple wineservers.

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