Joined: 29 Dec 2008 Posts: 36 Location: Sydney
Posted: Sun 04 Jan 2009, 01:49 Post_subject:
Script to install wine and run PortableApps
Hi. I've made a simple script that will check if a user has PortableApps installed in /mnt/home, and then if they do offer to automatically download and install wine so that PortableApps can be run.
The latest version of the script is here:
There have been other discussions about the idea in the suggestions section.
Just to clear up any confusion, PortableApps is open source software for Windows, installed on a usb stick (ordinary FAT32 partition) in Windows. The USB stick can also house Puppy. Most of the applications in the PortableApps Suite run flawlessly in wine. see here:
This would integrate two open source products, and give people that already use PortableApps a consistent set of programs across OSes.