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request : playonlinux

Discussion in 'Porting New Software' started by goraxmax, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. goraxmax

    goraxmax New Member

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    Hi all,

    I want FreeBSD desktop more user friendly. So the binary of playonlinux:
    http://www.playonlinux.com/fr/download.html

    Can help to this way.

    Playonlinux use wine to install lot of applications from microsoft windows world with wine configuration ready to go.

    Maybe creating a port could be easily (if linux binary are installed)
    and very helpfull for those like me who need some microsoft world applications.

    Can you create it?
    :)

    Thanks for all.
     
  2. D4rkSilver

    D4rkSilver New Member

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    I am not entirely sure how well would PlayOnLinux work on Linuxulator but I'm not sure I'de put my trust on a compatibility layer that runs on a compatibility layer...

    Why not just using emulators/wine or emulators/wine-devel instead and have native wine??
     
  3. goraxmax

    goraxmax New Member

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    I don't know if a compatibility layer runs on a compatibility layer, and i am not able to give a response at this question :r
    Some one can look for it?

    Using wine is better than nothing, but Playonlinux is a reference for those like me which like the most "usr friendly " desktop.

    Playonlinux contain only scripts to download and set up a precise wine version linked with a precise software from playonlinux list (Microsoft office 2010, startcraft II, Diablo III, etc...)

    It is possible to "translate" Playonlinux script for Freebsd? (into a new port?)
     
  4. lme@

    lme@ Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Developer

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    It could work, but it needs some work to remove all the checks for Linux and Linuxisms.