August: Wine and Ink


7pm, Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Topic 1/2: Running Windows programs with Wine

Speaker: Tom Ryder

In many cases, people who want to switch to GNU/Linux as their operating system are held back by only one or two programs native to Microsoft Windows running on their machines, for which there’s no suitable free software replacement. One option in this case is to use Wine, a compatibility layer that allows running programs built for Windows on Unix-like operating systems. While it’s not perfect, it’s pretty impressive what Wine can do; Tom will demonstrate a few of the things it makes possible, including demonstrating the PlayOnLinux frontend.

Download slides (application/pdf, 716 KiB)

Topic 2/2: Design for Military Crests with Inkscape

Speaker: John Flower

John Flower will return to demonstrate some more of the design that free software allows him to do. This month, he’ll demonstrate how he’s been using the vector drawing program Inkscape in tracing and working with military crests.


Milson Community Centre


$2 gold coin donation


  • Please wear a mask as a courtesy to the other attendees who may have co-morbidities or vulnerable loved ones.
  • Coffee and biscuits will be provided, but please feel free to bring along your own snacks and drinks.


  • 7:00pm: Welcome (Tom Ryder)
  • 7:10pm: Topic 1/2: Running Windows programs with Wine (Tom Ryder)
  • 7:55pm: Supper Break
  • 8:05pm: General business (Tom Ryder)
  • 8:10pm: Topic 2/2: Design for Military Crests with Inkscape (John Flower)
  • 9:00pm: Doors close

One thought on “August: Wine and Ink”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *