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    Default Q4Win package hijacked?

    I have just tried to install and get the Wine package working. I installed Wine together with Q4Win.

    When I started Q4Win for the first time, a wizard started which began to lead me through the configuration of Wine. However, when I clicked on the wizard 'Help' button I was led to a web page that had something to do with the current war between Russia and Ukraine, and certainly had nothing to do with help for the Wine configuration.
    I am guessing that the Q4Win package has been hijacked by someone and should be removed from the repository, or what ...?

    Cheers
    Harvey

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    Default Re: Q4Win package hijacked?

    I do believe the Q4win developer is Ukrainian and has been using his project to get his opinions out
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/q4wine/
    http://q4wine.brezblock.org.ua/
    http://q4wine.brezblock.org.ua/news/42/
    However, Since russia still continue its aggressive policy, q4wine's on line help and some other brezeblock's services will be not available on its territory.
    He even blocks Russian IP's from reading Q4wine's online help files.
    personally I don't think it's the best way to do that but hey it's his baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    I do believe the Q4win developer is Ukrainian and has been using his project to get his opinions out
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/q4wine/
    http://q4wine.brezblock.org.ua/
    http://q4wine.brezblock.org.ua/news/42/

    He even blocks Russian IP's from reading Q4wine's online help files.
    personally I don't think it's the best way to do that but hey it's his baby.
    Well, I was looking for the online help file because his program wasn't giving me clear guidance. So I would say he has lost some sympathy by sending me to the wrong place. I have deinstalled Q4Win and Wine.

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    Default Re: Q4Win package hijacked?

    Quote Originally Posted by hnimmo View Post
    Well, I was looking for the online help file because his program wasn't giving me clear guidance. So I would say he has lost some sympathy by sending me to the wrong place. I have deinstalled Q4Win and Wine.
    wine has nothing to do with him, as for q4wine it's not that good if you need a wine wrapper/config utility try Play On Linux
    http://software.opensuse.org/package/PlayOnLinux
    https://www.playonlinux.com/
    I usually run wine without an extra app, just type
    #wine windows_app_installer.exe
    and wine installs my win app and puts a shortcut in the menubar
    I have 1 or 2 win apps that run fine

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    Default Re: Q4Win package hijacked?

    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    wine has nothing to do with him, as for q4wine it's not that good if you need a wine wrapper/config utility try Play On Linux
    http://software.opensuse.org/package/PlayOnLinux
    https://www.playonlinux.com/
    I usually run wine without an extra app, just type
    #wine windows_app_installer.exe
    and wine installs my win app and puts a shortcut in the menubar
    I have 1 or 2 win apps that run fine
    Thanks for the input. I don't need Wine for anything else, so I had to install it first and find out what it could do. I needed to connect a network drive with my one and only windoze application.. I was not very successful with Wine and tried Q4win as well to see if there were any extra hints. After about 5 hours of struggling, I got this most un'help'ful help link from this Ukrainian individual. He lost my points.

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    Default Re: Q4Win package hijacked?

    To mount a windows share you need samba
    you can install it with zypper and see it's man pages on how to use it
    Code:
    zypper in samba
    after you mount your share you can run your windows app with wine in a terminal #wine windows_app.exe or if you are using dolphin by right clicking on the exe and select open with wine
    I think there is a yast GUI module that helps with configuring your windows shares (just search for samba in yast -> software management)
    some info on samba
    https://en.opensuse.org/Samba
    https://www.samba.org/

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    Default Re: Q4Win package hijacked?

    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    To mount a windows share you need samba
    Samba was installed and functional. That was how I was able to mount the remote folder, but I could not get Wine to recognise the network mounted folder. I then tried mounting the folder 'locally'....five hours later Q4Win....and finally capitulation

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    Default Re: Q4Win package hijacked?

    That application was probably missing some dll's wine does not come with microsoft runtime libraries you need to install them separately, or if it was a .net app you need to have mono installed and configured in wine
    if you ran wine in a terminal it should have given you an error message and then you could go dll hunting

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    Default Re: Q4Win package hijacked?

    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    That application was probably missing some dll's wine does not come with microsoft runtime libraries you need to install them separately, or if it was a .net app you need to have mono installed and configured in wine
    if you ran wine in a terminal it should have given you an error message and then you could go dll hunting
    Just goes to show that you have to have real sticking-power to work with Wine.

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