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The Future of Wine on OS

| posted 20 Nov, 2019 01:27
Good afternoon Sea-Team,

My name is D'Andrew from the College of Southern Nevada. I am one of the assistants with the SEA-PHAGES program here focusing on the bioinformatics portion of the course load. With this being said, the new OS Catalina update no longer supports an x86 file structure so WINE is no longer usable for DNA Master mounting.

Has anyone found any workarounds that are effective?

I understand there is a base image on Windows - but it is only usable for a week. I've been looking at cloud computing via Cyverse, but I keep bumping into errors in the run cycles when using WINE.

Thank you all so much!

Happy Hunting!

~D
| posted 20 Nov, 2019 14:52
Hi D'Andrew,

Have you tried the steps outlined in this document?
https://phagesdb.org/media/docs/InstallingWindowsOnMac.pdf

We definitely recommend running a Windows virtual machine if possible rather than using Wine, since it's much more likely to work smoothly.

–Dan
| posted 20 Nov, 2019 17:48
Good Morning Dan,

I've certainly had luck with the virtual machine installation. The only hiccup I've found is that the virtual machine seems to only be available for 2 weeks then a fresh install needs to be provided.

We can certainly use it in a pinch, but I'm curious if any other cohorts have found luck in another method that allows the students something more long standing.

For the time being I'm trying to Wine Bottle a version of DNAMaster for Ubuntu 18, but, the dlls are proving to be a laundry list.

Thank you so much for the recommendation Dan.

-D'Andrew
 
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