Zorro Super Hero z.zorro.z at
Fri Aug 26 22:08:04 GMT 2005

hi Frank
i just install "wine" version 20050310 like Alex tall me befor.
(Alex - a nice man that help me and tall me to install it frome the
port's that come with Freebsd )
its installd and now i need to know how to install Office or any other
windows program.
do you know any good manual that i can get and read (a step by step manuel) 
its my first time that i see the "wine".

and Thank you for you'r mail.

On 8/26/05, Frank Jahnke <jahnke at> wrote:
> Wine is a difficult program to use, particularly on FreeBSD.  
> Please note first that it is in the FreeBSD ports collection
> (/usr/ports/emulators/wine), and not of the CD.  That version should be
> 20050725.  You should patch it according to
> ; that will get rid of a heap error you will otherwise get.
> So far colleagues and I have a few successes.  Photoshop 7 runs very
> well, as does Acrobat 4.0 (note: not the Reader, but Acrobat), but not
> the distiller.  I almost have Excel and Word from Office 2000 working,
> but there are a few major bugs, like the ability to save a file (!).
> Excel in particular works very well otherwise.  
> I have fiddled with the installation so much, though, that I'm not sure
> I'd be able to reproduce the steps so you could install it.  I suppose I
> will have to reinstall Wine and try a second time once it works.
> Finally, I am initiating a petition encouraging CodeWeavers to release
> CrossOver Office on FreeBSD.  It will be announced next week, and I will
> post a copy of the announcement here.  
> After working with Wine a bit, I find it frustratingly tantalizing, but
> very difficult to get just right.  The documentation, such as it is, is
> awful.  So a professionally-supported product would be a great help, I
> think.
> Frank

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