Full version of MATLAB 2006 for Windows. Java GUI included (_without_ -nojvm).
There has to exist a previously installed MATLAB in a windows partition (mine is VISTA, should work as XP).
The new Java Runtime Environment Version 5.0 Update 6 for windows (jre-1_5_0_06-windows-i586-p.exe) must be downloaded from: http://www.java.com/en/download/windows_manual.jsp.
JRE must be installed either in windows or through wine.
Then the jre folder in matlab (../Program Files/MATLAB/R2006a/sys/java/jre/win32/jre) directory must replaced by the newly generated jre1.5.0_06 in ../Program Files/Java/.
After that the ../Program Files/MATLAB/R2006a/sys/java/jre/win32/jre.cfg file must be edited to contain a single line withe: 1.5.0_06
that, MATLAB 2006a will be fully functional (as far as know). You can
either use the windows installed version or copy the whole MATLAB
folder to ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/ (that way you won't need the
windows partition anymore).
What does not
Installation through wine. (However, an installed copy of MATLAB can
be copied to .wine/drive_c/Program Files/ and be also fully functional).
'Unable to initialize mwswing package' is displayed with no aparent effect in graphical performance.
MATLAB cannot be added as an application through winecfg. (The whole path must be when calling MATLAB). This problem is easily overcome by creating an alias in .bashrc:
alias matlab='wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/MATLAB/R2006a/bin/win32/MATLAB.exe'
For changes to be saved in fields as command history or last used directories, MATLAB has to be run as sudo (admin).
What was not tested
Performance test between the MATLAB running from a NTFS partition vs. ext3, ext2 partition.
To get started, select MATLAB Help or Demos from the Help menu.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 21 2016||1.9.21||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 07 2007||0.9.27.||N/A||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 6.06 "Dapper" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 31 2006||0.9.24.||N/A||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora Core 5||Aug 28 2006||0.9.19.||No||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Fedora Core 5||Aug 26 2006||0.9.19.||N/A||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
If you are trying to run Matlab Simulink in wine1.7, you may find that Matlab will crash with exception(Bug#37381). Since, the bug is notified, it can take sometime to fix it. Till then, u can run Matlab Simulink by overriding msvcr80.dll.
Steps to override: (Assuming you have installed wine1.7.29 or higher, and Matlab)
1. Close Matlab, if opened. Go to winecfg by menu or typing command "winecfg" in terminal. A Dialog box will open.
2. Go to "library" tab. You will see options for "dll overrides".
3. From "New override for library", select msvcr80.dll, and click on "Add". Now, you can see the dll in list. The dll should be mentioned on the list like "msvcr80 (native, built-in)". If all is good then finally click on "OK".
4. You are now good to go. Start Matlab. It should work fine.
I am using Matlab with above mentioned override, Simulink is working fine.
Good Luck. Enjoy!!!
If having doubt about procedure, you can email me : email@example.com. May be we can solve the problem.
When using Matlab with wine1.7, it might be possible that you will end up with /home/
However, I have found a way around to this. Now, you can write a "startup.m" (one line script) and save it to
Inside "startup.m", you need to add a command which is
(Your Startup folder path)'
like I have written
cd 'C:\Matlab programs\'
Have fun !!!
If having any trouble, please comment...