Tuesday, March 1, 2016

PlayOnBSD easily install and run Windows software for use with Wine

I just noticed that PlayOnBSD version 4.2.8 has been added to the FreshPorts repository. It should be allot easier and straight forward for BSD users to play Games and run productivity software on FreeBSD and PC-BSD now. So, if you need to run a Microsoft Windows Game or office application go and install the port and start testing PlayOnBSD and Wine now.

This is the adaptation of PlayOnLinux to FreeBSD. The purpose of this
program is to simplify installation of MS Windows software to run under
the Windows emulator "Wine".

The name indicates, that the program was initially developed to support
easy installation of Windows games on Linux. The range of supported
applications has long been extended to cover a wide range of windows
applications including Microsoft Office.

PlayOnFreeBSD behaves significantly different than PlayOnLinux in a
number of aspects, e.g. which version of Wine to use (only a single
version is normally installed on FreeBSD, but PlayOnLinux tries to run
each Windows application in a Wine environment that has previously been
reported to give good results and installs missing Wine versions in the
user's home directory).

Reviewed by: antoine
playonbsd Easily install and run Windows software for use with wine
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Port Added: 18 Feb 2016 13:24:24
Also Listed In: games
License: GPLv3
This is a port of PlayOnLinux to FreeBSD. It allows you to easily install 
and use numerous games and apps designed to run with Microsoft Windows.
The Windows emulation is provided by Wine.

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To install the port: cd /usr/ports/emulators/playonbsd/ && make install clean
To add the package: pkg install playonbsd
PKGNAME: playonbsd

NOTE: FreshPorts displays only information on required and default dependencies. Optional dependencies are not covered.
Runtime dependencies:
  1. 7z : archivers/p7zip
  2. bash : shells/bash
  3. glxinfo : graphics/mesa-demos
  4. gpg : security/gnupg
  5. gsed : textproc/gsed
  6. sudo : security/sudo
  7. xdg-open : devel/xdg-utils
  8. xterm : x11/xterm
  9. wine-gecko>=2.21 : emulators/wine-gecko
  10. wine-mono-devel>=4.5.6 : emulators/wine-mono-devel
  11. python2.7 : lang/python27
  12. wine : emulators/i386-wine-devel
  13. : x11-toolkits/py-wxPython28
There are no ports dependent upon this port

Configuration Options
===> The following configuration options are available for playonbsd-4.2.8:
     GECKO=on: Wine-gecko HTML rendering support
     MONO=on: Mono bindings or support
===> Use 'make config' to modify these settings


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