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This command is run from the GNOME menu or the Terminal Activity. Using the 'wine' interface to run Microsoft Windows applications. The GUI will probably not integrate comfortably with the Sugar environment, but should work okay with GNOME. Your user experience may vary considerably depending on the established environment and the other programs running on the laptop, and may need re-installation after an OS Update. See the Microsoft Windows software category for similar commands.

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Description

Google's image manipulation and catalogue program, Picasa 2.7 Beta for Linux, from http://picasa.google.com/linux . Actually a Microsoft Windows program, packaged with wine.

Installation

$ wget http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/testing/i386/picasa-2.7.3736-11.i386.rpm

$ sudo yum install --nogpgcheck ./picasa-2.7.3736-11.i386.rpm

Dependencies

=============================================================================
 Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size 
=============================================================================
Installing:
 picasa                  i386       2.7.3736-7       ./picasa-2.7.3736-7.i386.rpm   82 M

Installing for dependencies:
 gphoto2                 i386       2.3.1-5.fc7      olpc_koji-update1  1.4 M
 hpijs                   i386       1:1.7.4a-6.fc7   olpc_koji-update1  293 k
 libexif                 i386       0.6.15-3.fc7     olpc_koji-update1  231 k
 libieee1284             i386       0.2.11-1.fc7     olpc_koji-update1   33 k
 libsane-hpaio           i386       1.7.4a-6.fc7     olpc_koji-update1   64 k
 lockdev                 i386       1.0.1-11.fc7     olpc_koji-update1   15 k
 net-snmp-libs           i386       1:5.4-16.fc7     olpc_koji-update1  1.1 M
 sane-backends           i386       1.0.18-15.fc7    olpc_koji-update1  1.0 M
 sane-backends-libs      i386       1.0.18-15.fc7    olpc_koji-update1  2.3 M

=============================================================================
Install     10 Package(s)         

Total download size: 89 MB

Running

$ picasa

Notes

  • Wine 0.9.20 is included with Picasa (for Linux), allows to run Microsoft Windows programs.
  • Under Sugar GUI, you can do other Activities while loading, Alt-Tab to switch Activities.
  • Under Sugar GUI, Picasa may open a dialog window which is not visible in Sugar. Alt-Tab to active this dialog box or switch between activities.
  • Load times are 5 to 10 minutes, as picture catalog is being built, wait until 'splash box' goes away.
  • Some packages don't have a proper pgp key, so need to skip pgp installation with --nogpgcheck

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