Igor in Linux using WINE
Thu, 06/25/2009 - 09:53 am
There are, however, a small number of discrepancies between running Igor for Windows in Windows, and running Igor for Windows in Linux using WINE. Most of these are small, and don't stop me from using it. But some of these may be significant enough to cause problems for some users. The purpose of this thread is to document the inconsistencies (not really bugs, since Linux was not intended by Wavemetrics), the circumstances under which they occur, and any possible workarounds. Some of these may be fixable by changing one's OS or desktop environment settings, others may be fixable by modifying the WINE source code (an open source project), and others may be fixable by Wavemetrics (but don't count on that -- I'm sure their priority is Windows/Mac).
So I propose that posts be formatted something like:
-- Name and Version of Linux Distribution
-- (Optional): Graphics information (desktop environment, e.g. KDE vs Gnome, graphics card/drivers, X11 version)
-- WINE version
-- Igor version
-- Summary of problem
I will follow up later with posts describing some of the discrepancies that I have observed.