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Old 04-18-2006, 07:50 PM   #1
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CXOffice/WINE Question

I'm using Gentoo and it is my favorite distro. I have Windows XP on my other partition, but I hate to dual boot. I only need to get Macromedia Studio 8 and Adobe Creative Suite 2 applications installed in Linux. I have both WINE and CXOffice, and I like CXOffice better even though it still uses an older version of WINE. I have two questions.

1. Can I update the version of WINE found in /opt/cxoffice/bin? Currently it is 20050830 which is still an Alpha version. I would like to use the latest Beta 0.9.12.

2. Can I import a Windows XP install into a Windows fake drive so that WINE/CXOffice uses native libraries instead of WINE ones? Will this also solve the current problem with the installer [since the MSI 3.1 has not been implemented many programs don't install, but run if imported with the registries]?

Old 04-18-2006, 08:11 PM   #2
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I can only hlep with #1. No, to my understanding the cxoffice team modify Wine before bundling it with their GUI which makes it more compatible with the programs they are targetting. By replacing it with a stock version of Wine you would be eliminating that. If the current Wine is what you want but you like their GUI then I'd suggest using Wine + Winetools, not as good but maybe close enough.
Old 04-18-2006, 11:39 PM   #3
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Anyone else know about #2.


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