Partial success report: Ability Office 4.14
dank at kegel.com
Fri Dec 16 22:36:14 CST 2005
Ability Office has a Linux version done with winelib, but
I wanted to go whole hog and run the Windows version
using wine 0.9.3. There were a few issues along the way.
I started by downloading their normal Windows setup program:
This failed with
0x7bc80a88 520 0 0x7b91fb00)
Evidently setup.exe is just a little thing that downloads the real thing
from their web site, but that doesn't work in Wine yet.
So I followed their alternate download procedure:
This failed because Wine doesn't know enough to run msiexec when
you do this :-( But running msiexec by hand works:
I could then run ability write and create documents. Visually, things looked
pretty good. Performance-wise, though, it really couldn't keep up with
my typing, and took waaaay too long to start up. This is on a 2GHz
system with lots of RAM, so it's kind of inexcusable.
Gotta go be a dad now, but thought this little bit of data would be
interesting to somebody.
Wine for Windows ISVs: http://kegel.com/wine/isv
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