I've noticed a new release of Picasa (3.9). How would I install it over my current install of Picasa?
To install Picasa 3.9
2) Download Picasa 3.9 from google:
3) Install Picasa with wine:
To fix login
Now you have Picasa 3.9 installed but there is a problem if you want to login to Google to upload some pictures, so to fix it do this:
4) Install Internet Explorer 6:
You will have to click "Next" and "Accept" in a few windows:
5) Copy the installation into wine folder:
6) Done! Now just open Picasa as any other program:
Open Dash and search for Picasa. Click at the top right corner to login:
II) If you are feeling lazy, just paste this at terminal and all the steps above will be done for you (as a user specific installation):
III) After the step 5, the file "picasa39-setup.exe" can be deleted:
And also the folder "~/.tmp":
IV) To uninstall everything:
V) I have made two scripts (see it: check and installp) that can check if Picasa is installed and install it if needed with the IE6 to fix the login. The following command will download it from my dropbox with a beautiful icon from qyasogk at Deviantart. After running this command, just search for "Picasa" at Dash, if needed, the install will begin, if don't needed, Picasa will run.
To remove it:
If you use Picasa 3.9, you will not be able to connect to your Google account. According to Google employee Brian Rose, the authentication mechanism was changed to OAuth using an implementation that is currently not compatible with Wine.
There is an entry in Wine's AppDB for Picasa 3.9, and I submitted a bug report. As a workaround, install Internet Explorer 6 using Winetricks. You have to use the upstream Winetricks script, since the one packaged in Ubuntu has a broken Internet Explorer link.
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