To manage prefixes you can use $WINEPREFIX, if you write some scripts you get it too*.
Originally Posted by Ericg
The part of manage wine versions is just not a part of wine's job.
*I wrote some stuff for it and wrote a CLI prefix manager that, makes working with prefixes and different wine versions easyer:
http://code.google.com/p/usenew/sour...c/usenew.sh.in. Debian package is on my project site too.
Wine never works out of the box with most things, but neither does Windows. In fact; allmost all classic games need patches/cracks to work on anything that's older than Vista. There's a reason Windows software employs DLL versioning, and almost any Windows app ships with the DLL versions that they were developped against.
Ofcource, if you keep buying/installing anything that requires the latest Windows release, Wine will keep being behind on support, for obvious reasons. That is where virtual machines are for.
But for me, Wine is like Dosbox; it keeps legacy stuff running, and Windows simply doesn't.
Definitely agree. Modern stuff should be done right (and by right I mean native) but for legacy purposes emulators and compatibility layers definitely do show their value.
Originally Posted by V!NCENT