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better wine integration

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There are times we need to use windows applications. Wine applications does not integrate well with with rest of desktop.

There is no menu entry for wine settings. Also there should be menu for reboot wine. Proper icons for win apps. -

better desktop shortcuts creation for kde and gnome.

Menu for wine notepad, command prompt and other provided utilities by wine.-

Also integration with mono for running .Net application ( because some win .net apps uses win librearies.) - wine mono provides some functionality

I use wine mostly for Heidisql (Mysql admin tool) and some time for games.

For menu I think menu structure should be like this

KDE/Gnome menu>Applications>Wine>(From here it should be similar to All programs menu of win xp) -

Another issue that I found is that uninstalled win app did not removed from the Menu.

Virtual cd drive support - very useful for playing windows games

better integration with kde/gnome themes.

Better file browser - it must have 'My computer' functionality.


icons/user_comment.png K. F. wrote: (7 years ago)

I agree that wine couldn't be integrated well enough, however I see program icons of wine programs in the KDE start menu. exe programs are automatically started in wine when clicking on them.

But apart from that, what other integrations would you like to see?

icons/user_comment.png M. B. wrote: (7 years ago)

First, winecfg  in Wine menu :)

Assign to open exe with wine (if it is not already realised)

icons/user_comment.png N. S. wrote: (7 years ago)

Also wine is not installed by default.  A new linux user may want to run a Windows exe.  Maybe opensuse can detect that a user is trying a run a Windows exe and prompt the user to install wine along with a brief description of what wine is and will do.

icons/user_comment.png J. B. wrote: (7 years ago)

Shouldn't these be filed with Wine project since it already creates menu items and such? Simply add one for config?

icons/user_comment.png A. O. wrote: (7 years ago)

Great idea!

icons/user_comment.png A. O. wrote: (7 years ago)

We need additional feature, like profiles for different windows applications.


Games: Civilization IV, Starcraft

Multimedia application: Virtualdubmod

icons/user_comment.png S. L. wrote: (6 years ago)

Yes. I think, that we need PlayOnLinux or Vineyard solution integrated. We need also script to detect application on media like CDs, when user tries to run exe file from removable media and suggest to run Vineyard/PlayOnLinux installer instead.

icons/user_comment.png A. O. wrote: (7 years ago)

So, who is working on wine feature?

icons/user_comment.png S. L. wrote: (7 years ago)

We need to suggest of using native Windows DLL if Windows is installed on other patition. Not all native DLLs should been used, but only this, which doesn't provide problems. Also, once Windows parition is removed/unreadable we should show message at startup, that Wine won't use native dlls and some applications could been broken.

icons/user_comment.png S. L. wrote: (7 years ago)

This idea will make Wine developers work more noise, because more bugs report will been created by users using native dlls, but much more programs we can run this way.

icons/user_comment.png K. K. wrote: (6 years ago)

I proposed to look at this idea into
GSOC ideas wiki page . We are looking for mentors so if anyone wants to help, please add your name in the wiki page (http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:GSOC_2011_Ideas )

icons/user_comment.png K. O. wrote: (6 years ago)

One nice feature would be the automatic use of the KDE colours and fonts in Wine. I don’t think it’s very difficult to accomplish. (I once wrote a simple bash script for setting the Wine colours to the current KDE colours, but it would need to be updated for KDE 4, which uses different colours names and a more complex way of organising the colours.)

icons/user_comment.png S. u. wrote: (4 years ago)

@karl, I added you idea to description. and also couple of items.

icons/user_comment.png L. K. wrote: (4 years ago)

Regarding to virtual cd drive support - there is acetoneiso which does all that and more...

icons/user_comment.png L. K. wrote: (4 years ago)

Also we can implement autorun.inf functionality in kde device notifier, i think ubuntu has something like that? It should not be hard to uplmement...

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