Running DeepView Windows binaries on Linux

If you want to run the Windows binaries of DeepView (Swiss-Pdb Viewer) on your Linux machine (without installing MS Windows), you should think about using wine. (Thanks to Pierre Scotney for the tip ...).

What is WINE?

Wine is an implementation of Windows APIs on top of X and Unix. Think of Wine as a Windows compatibility layer. Wine provides a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run under Intel Unixes. Wine works on most popular Intel Unixes, including Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris.

How to proceed?

method #1.

  • Install wine on your Linux system (if it is not already present).
  • Download the PC (Windows) version of DeepView (ZIP-file)
  • Copy the SPDBV zip file into your own .wine directory
    mv ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files
  • Unzip the windows archive
    cd ~/.wine/drive_c/
  • Start Swiss-PdbViewer under wine
    wine c:\\Program\ Files\\SPDBV_4.01_PC\\spdbv.exe
  • Have fun ...

method #2.

  • in
    set this link:
    j: -> /mnt/win_c/Program Files/
  • Then start Swiss-PdbViewer this way:
    wine 'j:\spdbv\spdbv.exe'
  • Have fun ...


Please let us know if you encounter any problems.

Thanks to Robert Williams and David Mathog for their feedback on how to install SPDBV under wine