Wine Setup On Ubuntu – Install Vineyard To Configure Wine on Ubuntu

Install Vineyard on Ubuntu Systems. How to configure Wine on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 Systems. Vineyard is a collection of tools and libraries designed to make managing Windows programs on Linux easier. More specifically, it aims to improve the integration of Wine and the Free Desktop and to make it easier to create programs and tools that integrate with Wine.

Included in the Vineyard project is vineyard-preferences, a configuration utility for the default Wine configuration as well as for separate Wine configurations, similar to the bottles, virtual hard drives or wineprefixes of other utilities. Vineyard-preferences is done in the style of the GNOME preferences tools and aims for the same ease and use. Also included is nautilus-wine, an extension for GNOMEs default file-manager Nautilus, that enables easy per-executable configuration from the properties window for files.

At the base of Vineyard is the Python package python-wine that enables interfacing with the Wine Registry Database as well as easy control of various Wine functions such as drives, libraries, themes and even programs managing, effectively providing the functionality usually provided by winecfg, regedit, wine uninstall and building on it with integrated separate configuration support, often used registry functions (similar to some of what winetricks provides) and basic AppDB integration.

Here’s a list of some the most visible changes:

  • Creating a prefix has been overhauled:
    • You can now choose between creating a 64-bit or 32-bit prefix.
    • A specific version of Wine can be selected to be used for the prefix.
    • Installed versions of Wine are auto-detected (looks through $PATH, /opt and PlayOnLinux folders).
    • Progress indication works (finally).
  • 64-bit support is now auto-detected from the Wine version.
  • The main tab now shows which Wine binaries/version and arch (64/32-bit) is used.
  • The “Run executable” tool works again for .exe files in modern distros.
  • Added newer versions of MS Visual C++ to install list.
  • Launching a terminal in a prefix now works correctly again.
  • The menu icon has been changed to the modern gtk menu icon.

Install Vineyard on Ubuntu

Run the following commands in Terminal to install Vineyard on Ubuntu Systems:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybolic/vineyard-testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vineyard

Once installed, open the Vineyard from the Unity Dash or Menu.

If you wish to uninstall and remove the Vineyard from Ubuntu Systems, run:

sudo apt-get remove vineyard

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