I have just discovered Winapps. It is kind of similar to WINE but seems to allow a more natural integration of Microsoft Office with the Desktop Environment. It uses a VM in the background and RDP for communicating with the VM. It seems that RDP allows to use Microsoft Word seamlessly, “like a native application”. The developer has managed to connect the windows VM to a file manager (nautilus) and he shares a directory between the VM and the host OS.
Winapps works on Ubuntu/Fedora and GNOME/KDE.
I just wanted to know if someone here has thought of packaging Winapps or similar technologies. Maybe this technological stack (VM+RDP) would ease using windows applications that aren’t supported well on WINE.