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Which wine version?

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neramdaman Friday 12 October 2012 at 9:14

Hello all, I am just looking for some clarification here...

I am running openSUSE 12.2 and I have wine-1.5.6 installed on my pc. When I run PlayOnLinux, is it using wine-1.5.6, because that is what is installed on my computer?

I also found the "manage wine versions" in the main screen of the GUI for POL. What is this about? It only goes up to wine-1.3.31 on my computer.

If this is in the documentation, I could not find it, but feel free to point me to the right page.

petch Friday 12 October 2012 at 19:50

No, one benefit of PlayOnLinux is to ease the management of several virtual Wine environments, each with its own version of Wine; And then on top of that it comes with an easy way to install any release of Wine from the last 5 years or so (am I right), plus custom patched ones, so that installation scripts can create the environments that work best (or even one that works!) for each application or game.

Having a system Wine in its dependencies has several uses, it's a way to make sure that common Wine utilities, and most of the libraries necessary to make Wine run, are installed; But it in no way restricts PlayOnLinux to use the system version only.