Public Peer

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Application Details:

Version: Latest
License: Free to use
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.11

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Test Results

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What works

  • Installer
  • Application
  • Diagnostics
  • URLs
  • Uninstall (though it leaves the empty Gomez directory behind)

What does not

  • Drawing problems in WinXP mode (used Win7)
  • CPU utilisation in the diagnostics is very wrong
  • All processes run at normal priority (should be idle)
  • taskkill still broken
  • After running for a long time Java can consume 100% CPU when apparently not doing anything. Not sure what's causing it or if it is actually or bug (and if it is a bug if it's a bug in Wine).


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Copied taskkill.exe from the bug report.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 25 20141.7.11Yes Yes GoldKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 21 20141.7.11Yes Yes GoldKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 06 20121.5.14Yes Yes BronzeKen Sharp 
ShowFreeBSD 9.0 x86_64Oct 06 20121.4.1Yes Yes BronzeKen Sharp 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 23 20121.5.6Yes Yes SilverKen Sharp 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
26548 GómezPEER is always visible behind other windows NEW View
26549 Add support for setting processor priority (niceness) NEW View
26550 Top shows unnamed process when running GomezPEER NEW View
31517 Gomez Peer blanks screen and does not redraw correctly in Win XP mode NEW View
39030 wineserver --persistent doesn't start up system services NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


Tested under Wine 1.7.38.

  1. Run winecfg and set Windows mode to Windows 7.
  2. Install.

Thanks to KÃ¥re Baastrup for the help.


At time of writing Wine fails to set process priority. To work around this you can use the ionice and nice programs which are available for most Linux distributions (and others).

For example:

ionice -c3 nice -n19 wine "c:\\Program Files\\Gomez\\GomezPEER\\bin\\GomezPEER.exe"

or better still:

chrt -i 0 wine "c:\\Program Files\\Gomez\\GomezPEER\\bin\\GomezPEER.exe"

The background process can use 100% CPU so if you do not do this you may notice a system slowdown.

Under Windows, GomezPEER.exe runs at normal priority and java.exe runs at idle priority. You can use a script to do this if you wish but the above should be adequate.

Note: The above will also start the wineserver in idle priority, so all other Wine applications will also be given the lowest priority. If you run other Windows processes you will want to run the above last. The following shell script should offer a clue as to how to work around this problem should you later need to start a new Windows application with normal priority.

chrt -i 0 wine "c:\\Program Files\\Gomez\\GomezPEER\\bin\\GomezPEER.exe"

Uninstall leaves empty directories behind
Following uninstall of Gómez Peer you will likely be left with a number of empty directories. This is normal behaviour and the same occurs in Windows XP. This is not a Wine bug.