Wine for Crystallography (Running Windows and DOS programs on Linux)

Lachlan Cranswick l.cranswick at
Sun Jun 11 22:08:41 EST 2000

There are some new pages on the CCP14 site on compiling/install
the Wine Windows Emulator for Linux.

In theory, this allows you to run Windows programs on Linux
as though they were a native Linux binary - though with 
greater or lesser degrees of success depending on the 
software.  Keep in mind that while much Windows software
may not be 100% functional under Wine, it could give you
enough to get the job done.  Overall, a surprising number
of Crystallographic Windows programs have quite usable
functionality with some like ESPOIR and LMGP Suite software
having near perfect functionality.

Wine for Crystallography Homepage:

Installing Wine  (Redhat 6.2 - KDE and Gnome as examples)


Examples of MS Windows Crystallographic Programs running under Wine 
(and some of the problems you may encounter)

Programs tried and with install webpages include:
  LMGP Suite Software - INDX, Chekcell indexing helper tool for Windows

  ESPOIR Monte Carlo Structure Solution for Windows

  WinGX single Crystal Suite for Windows

  Powder Cell for Windows

  Winplotr/Fullprof Rietveld for Windows.  

  LZON Powder Indexing software for DOS



Lachlan M. D. Cranswick

Collaborative Computational Project No 14 (CCP14)
    for Single Crystal and Powder Diffraction
Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, WA4 4AD U.K
Tel: +44-1925-603703  Fax: +44-1925-603124
E-mail: l.cranswick at  Ext: 3703  Room C14

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