Phoenicis is a tool to manage non-native (e.g. Windows) applications in Non-Windows environments (e.g. Linux/Mac OS). It is the successor of PlayOnLinux/PlayOnMac 4.
Phoenicis aims at being the one stop shop platform for non-native applications. To achieve this goal, it focuses on two main principles:
- platform independence
Currently, Phoenicis comes in two flavors:
- Phoenicis PlayOnLinux
- Phoenicis PlayOnMac
It is planned to eventually support Android in the future as well.
First, let’s look at some terminology:
- App any non-native application which shall be managed by Phoenicis
- Engine program which allows you to run an app (e.g. Wine)
- Container directory where an app is installed (e.g. a Wine prefix)
- Shortcut file describing the startup command for an app
- Library collection of the shortcuts of your installed apps
- Repository place where the available apps and engines are defined
Of course Phoenicis also provides some UIs out of the box (see here):
- Phoenicis CLI
- Phoenicis JavaFX
And the Phoenicis repository here.