Also see winetricks.org if you haven't used winetricks before.
Make sure you have very recent Wine (say, 1.5.7). (1.5.6 or earlier probably won't do.)
Make sure you have very recent winetricks by downloading a fresh copy from svn.
rm -rf ~/.wine
Install Visual C++ 2008 Express, the Direct X SDK, and the Platform SDK with the handy command
sh winetricks -q --no-isolate vc2008express dxsdk_jun2010 psdkwin7That downloads about a gigabyte of stuff (ain't broadband great?) the first time you run it (cached to ~/.cache/winetricks); it then takes about twenty minutes on an i5 to install everything. (Don't mind the many warnings and errors wine prints to the console; wine is VERY chatty.) It will only ask a few questions; do totally default installations when asked, except that when installing the Platform SDK, be sure to uncheck the Samples and Documentation checkboxes, else installation fails.
Download and unpack the last version of Cinder that supported VC++ 2008 with the commands
cd ~/.wine/drive_c wget http://libcinder.org/releases/cinder_0.8.3_vc2008.zip unzip cinder_0.8.3_vc2008.zipThe run Visual Studio:
wine cmd /c run-vc2008express.batIn Visual Studio, browse to the Cinder samples folder in My Computer (c:\cinder_0.8.3_vc2008\samples) and Wisteria\vc9\Wisteria.sln.
Select Release build mode, then build the solution. It should build in under 30 seconds. Ignore the warnings about missing PDB files.
Run without debugging. It should just work!
Visual Studio sometimes crashes on exit. (Don't let it restart, or it'll probably just crash again...) Like I said, this could use a little polish still.
Sound and quicktime don't work yet, haven't looked into why.