WINE introduction

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WINE, acronym of WINE Is Not an Emulator, is am Open Source project aiming to run applications developed for Windows, Microsoft Corporation operating system, on Linux and other Unixes. The technical approach adopted by the project to attain the ambitious goal consists of writing a software layer translating the Windows system calls into Linux ones. The interface layer permits applications to run on the new operating system without requiring developers to change or rewrite their code. WINE is often mistaken for an emulator even when its very name explains the error. A lot of software was ported to Linux in the past years, however WINE is still a valid solution to applications who were not.

This page collects all of the articles about building WINE packages for Slackware Linux I wrote in the past. What I consider the most interesting part consists of the multilib packages, able to run both 32 and 64 bit programs. A key factor when considering that many Windows programs which have not been ported to 64 bit architectures yet. Each Slackware WINE package includes a copy of the SlackBuild script in the documentation directory, anyway a recent copy of the very same script is available at the bottom of the page.

WINE for multilib Slackware

20110608 - a section specific to Slackware 13.37 was added
20130201 - a section specific to Slackware 14.0 was added
20131209 - a section specific to Slackware 14.1 was added
20140604 - a section specific to Gstreamer and its Wine relate dependencies for Slackware 14.1 was added
20140814 - a section about Slackware 14.1 and WINE 1.7.24 was added again introducing some more dependencies.


WINE & Multimedia - Recently Added


A recent SlackBuild script useful to build WINE packages


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