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    Question Wine Doors question

    I have a question about Wine on openSUSE. I know that this can be used to install/run certain Windows applications on a Linux machine, but what I want to know is whether or not this thing called Wine Doors is actually necessary in order to facilitate this even if Wine is already installed. To partially quote what oldcpu said in another post:

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Specific to openSUSE, I always recommend users ONLY use 4 repositories for their software: OSS, Non-OSS, Update and Packman, and NO OTHERS. NONE. Only those 4. If more than those 4 are needed to obtain a specific application (that is not on those 4) then that extra repository can be briefly added long enough to install the needed application, and then the repositoriy should be disabled...But in my experience, following this policy of only 4 repositories leads to the best openSUSE experience for new and average users.

    Edit: I also recommend installing applications from repositories using zypper or YaST directly, and NOT using the 1 click install.
    Given the above I searched YaST to see if the wine-doors package is available in either of the four recommended repositories but it doesn't appear to be there. What I would like to know before I download it is, do I really need wine-doors in order to setup wine? If it's impossible to go without then that is all I need to know, I will take it from there based on oldcpu's above advice. If not then can someone tell me how to go about doing this?

    Thanks.


    Regards,

    Jon.

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    Default Re: Wine Doors question

    On Thu, 21 Jan 2010 22:36:01 +0000, jonitfcfan wrote:

    > I have a question about Wine on openSUSE. I know that this can be used
    > to install/run certain Windows applications on a Linux machine, but what
    > I want to know is whether or not this thing called Wine Doors is
    > actually necessary in order to facilitate this even if Wine is already
    > installed. To partially quote what oldcpu said in another post:


    Doors isn't necessary, but it can make things easier, so I'm told (I use
    Crossover Professional myself).

    Jim
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    Jim Henderson
    openSUSE Forums Moderator

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    Default Re: Wine Doors question

    On Thu, 21 Jan 2010 22:36:01 GMT, jonitfcfan <jonitfcfan@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    >I have a question about Wine on openSUSE. I know that this can be used
    >to install/run certain Windows applications on a Linux machine, but what
    >I want to know is whether or not this thing called Wine Doors is
    >actually necessary in order to facilitate this even if Wine is already
    >installed. To partially quote what oldcpu said in another post:
    >
    >oldcpu;2107765 Wrote:
    >> Specific to openSUSE, I always recommend users ONLY use 4 repositories
    >> for their software: OSS, Non-OSS, Update and Packman, and NO OTHERS.
    >> NONE. Only those 4. If more than those 4 are needed to obtain a
    >> specific application (that is not on those 4) then that extra repository
    >> can be briefly added long enough to install the needed application, and
    >> then the repositoriy should be disabled...But in my experience,
    >> following this policy of only 4 repositories leads to the best openSUSE
    >> experience for new and average users.
    >>
    >> Edit: I also recommend installing applications from repositories using
    >> zypper or YaST directly, and NOT using the 1 click install.

    >
    >Given the above I searched YaST to see if the wine-doors package is
    >available in either of the four recommended repositories but it doesn't
    >appear to be there. What I would like to know before I download it is,
    >do I really need wine-doors in order to setup wine? If it's impossible
    >to go without then that is all I need to know, I will take it from there
    >based on oldcpu's above advice. If not then can someone tell me how to
    >go about doing this?
    >
    >Thanks.
    >
    >
    >Regards,
    >
    >Jon.


    I use wine with wine-doors. Most of what is does is to install several
    MS native (some freely redistributable) helper apps. It explicitly asks
    if you have a valid MSWin licence on that machine. Since my machine is
    dual boot i said yes. I think it is helpful, YMMV. It also changes (or adds)
    some registry entries beyond what is required for the app installs which
    may help compatibility. Wine supports the applications i want either way.
    But i think they run smoother with wine-doors.

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