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Slotted WINE: Gentoo users have a reason to celebrate now

Discussion in 'WINE' started by ThunderRd, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. ThunderRd

    ThunderRd Irreverent Query Chairman Staff Member

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    Some important news for Gentoo users, multiple WINE installations now possible. This new ability means users can build WINE to their own preferences, and keep multiple packages accessible for special use cases:

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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I think they just made Wine even more complicated. It was already too hard to use and now I don't know how to use it at all....
    I'm sticking with PlayOnLinux because they compile Wine versions for us. They even compiles staging and patched versions for us.
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    ThunderRd Irreverent Query Chairman Staff Member

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    The news item does not apply to anyone other than Gentoo users, because it's specific to the Gentoo packaging of WINE. Formerly, we could have only one WINE version installed, but this allow us to build several versions, as well as multiple builds of the same version with different USE flags, and have them exist on the same machine.

    Then, via a command-line tool we can select which of the installed versions we wish to use with which Windows application.

    Remember, there are lots of apps other than games that run well with WINE.

    It's a big deal for regular users of WINE in Gentoo.
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    Gizmo Chief Site Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah, the introduction of slotted builds in Portage was one of the best things they did (for the packages that support it). Being able to use that with WINE should help people solve a lot of issues.

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