Using phpDesigner under Linux (Ubuntu)

In this guide I will explain howto install phpDesigner ( phpDesigner is an award winning PHP editor for Windows.

1. Installing latest Wine

First we will need the latest version of wine, atm. that is 1.1.0, the easiest why to do that, is to add the wine repository.

First we will add the key:

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add –

Secondly add the repository itself, I’m running 8.04 (Hardy), so if your running something else, please consult the winehq homepage (

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list

How you sould be able to install wine by running:

apt-get install wine

2. The Wine setup

The wine setup is really basic, from my observations Windows XP is the best version to go with, rest should be fine from default.

We will need to install some extra Windows packages in order to run phpDesigner, so do the following:

wget && sh winetricks msxml3 riched20

This will download a script called winetricks, it is developed by Dan Kegel ( big thanks to him ūüôā

3. Installing and running phpDesigner

Well, this should be very straight forward, in ubuntu you can open Windows executables just as easy as on windows, download the setup file from MPSOFTWARE ( double click on it and install it. When it’s done, you should see it in your Programs menu.


I have NOT tested every feature in phpDesigner, so they might / might not work.

11 kommentarer til “Using phpDesigner under Linux (Ubuntu)”

  1. thank you it works great thank you for taking the time to post this up. this one program i used to use windows for know i think i got every program i need to work on Linux

    thank you for your help

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