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This is for those Linux lovers and website developers!, This tutorial that i stumbled on will show you how you can run Dreamweaver CS3 on Linux using Wine. I would imagen that this will apply for all the CS3 packages.
I’m using Ubuntu 8.04 Edgy Eft for this, so change these commands to match up whatever your distro uses to accomplish the same thing. Please also make sure that your Dreamweaver has been installed in your Windows partition. you need this before you can run Dreamweaver in your Linux.
All right, lets get cracking on this!
First, install wine if you haven’t already. Like I stated before, I’m using Ubuntu to do this, so apt-get is my choice of software installers. Your distro may be different. Consult your system docs for the correct syntax for your software package management tool.
Note: Make sure you have the latest version of Wine for your distro. The current release can be downloaded here: http://www.winehq.org/site/download
sudo apt-get install wine
Your wine user directory and other options aren’t set up by default, so issue the winecfg command to set up the environment:
which created the necessary .wine directories under my home directory.
Next, copy the entire “C:\Program Files\Adobe” program directory from your Windows partition to the wine program directory “/home/(username)/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/” like so:
(my window’s partition is sda2. yours may be different)
cp -R /dev/sda2/Program\ Files/Adobe/* /home/(username)/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Abobe
This is a large directory, so it might take a few minutes to copy over. It also might be easier for Linux newbies to copy/paste this in the GUI.
After that, copy the whole “Adobe” folder from “c:\Documents and settings\All users\Application Data” to “/home/(username)/.wine/drive_c/window/profiles/all users/”
Then, copy the whole “c:\Windows\system32\Macromed” directory to “/home/(username)/.wine/drive_c/window/system32/Macromed/”. Notice that the “ia” is left off the end of the word “Macromedia”. This is not a typo.
Next, copy the whole “Adobe” folder from “c:\Program Files\Common Files” to “/home/(username)/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/”
Finally, you’ll need to copy over the “c:\WINDOWS\WinSxS” directory to your Wine “windows” directory. Wine doesn’t have a WinSxS directory, so copy the whole thing over intact. Dreamweaver needs the latest C++ runtime and other assorted files from there to work properly.
After you have copied all of the program files and system files Dreamweaver needs to your Linux partition, you need to export the Dreamweaver registry keys. Boot back into Windows and use regedit to dump this information to a file:
Start --> Run --> "regedit" (Enter)
Export the entire “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Macromedia/” registry key to “C:\dreamweaver.reg” and boot back into Linux.
Now we’ll need to convert the registry keys to ASCII format with the recode utility. Let’s install that program if it isn’t already:
sudo apt-get install recode
Copy over the registry keys to your home directory and convert them to ascii like so:
recode ucs-2..ascii dreamweaver.reg
And now import the keys into wine:
wine regedit dreamweaver.reg
Finished! Now cd over to your Dreamweaver directory and run DWCS3! Hopefully it will work… lol
cd .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Adobe/Adobe\ Dreamweaver\ CS3/
All done!, to find out more on other packages please feel free to visit wine’s website. I am sure this could be found on the Wine app Db.
Credits to: openaddict.com/node/25 , For more details on this.