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Wine is a program that allows running MS-Windows programs under X11.
It consists of a program loader, that loads and executes an
MS-Windows binary, and of an emulation library that translates Windows
API calls to their Unix/X11 equivalent.

Wine is free software. See the file LICENSE for the details.
Basically, you can do anything with it, except claim that you wrote it.


You must have one of:

	Linux version 0.99.13 or above
	FreeBSD-current or FreeBSD 1.1

You also need to have libXpm installed on your system. The sources for
it are probably available on the ftp site where you got Wine. They can
also be found on and all its mirror sites.

To build Wine, first do a "./configure" and then a "make depend; make".
The executable "wine" will be built.  "wine" will load and run 16-bit
Windows executables.

To build Winelib, do a "./configure --with-library", and then a "make
depend; make". The library "winelib.a" will be built, allowing to
compile Windows source code under Unix. If you have an ELF compiler,
you can use "./configure --with-dll" instead to build a shared library.

To upgrade to a new release by using a patch file, first cd to the
top-level directory of the release (the one containing this README
file). Then do a "make clean", and patch the release with:

    gunzip -c patch-file | patch -p1

where "patch-file" is the name of the patch file (something like
Wine-yymmdd.diff.gz). You can then re-run "./configure", and then
run "make depend; make".


Once Wine has been built correctly, you can do "make install"; this
will install the wine executable and the man page.

Wine requires you to have a file /usr/local/etc/wine.conf (you can
supply a different name when configuring wine) or a file called .winerc
in your home directory.

The format of this file is explained in the man page. The file
wine.ini contains a config file example.


When invoking Wine, you must specify the entire path to the executable,
or a filename only.

For example: to run Windows' solitaire:

	wine sol		   (using the searchpath to locate the file)
	wine sol.exe

	wine c:\\windows\\sol.exe  (using a dosfilename)

	wine /usr/windows/sol.exe  (using a unixfilename)

Note: the path of the file will also be added to the path when
      a full name is supplied on the commandline.

Have a nice game of solitaire, but be careful.  Emulation isn't perfect.
So, occasionally it may crash.


The best place to get help or to report bugs is the Usenet newsgroup The Wine FAQ is posted there every

If you add something, or fix a bug, please send a patch ('diff -u'
format preferred) to for inclusion in the next

Alexandre Julliard
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