[Wine] Re: SV: VFP6 runtime app. in wine
dclark at akamail.com
Mon Nov 28 12:09:22 CST 2005
Marius Schrecker wrote:
> ... in case you're looking for an
>> intermediate solution, too:
>> apt-get install msttcorefonts
>> MS provided these fonts for free some time ago and as far as I
>> understand it's legal to install them on Linux without having to own a
>> Windows license for the linux machine.
> Thanks for that. In fact I did use that and they look lovely, but would
> prefer without.
>> I tried running a Vfp9 app on Kanotix 2005-3 and WINE 0.9
>> successfully using the default WINE configuration and the mentioned
>> msttcorefonts. It worked using the Live-CD as well as installed on my
>> hard disk.
> Isn't Kanotix just GREAT?? I use it too and love it!
>> However the WAIT WINDOWs and ToolTips don't work properly. There
>> a patch for this bug but it breaks some MS installer functionality and
>> if you switch tasks sometimes the ToolTip stays on top. If you really
>> need this fixed the only chance is to get WINE source, apply the patch
>> and compile it yourself.
> That's right, I assume you're referring to the advice in Paul McNett's
> excellent, but by now rather old white paper. Having tried with the
> default 0.9.1 from deb I uninstalled and compiled my own from cvs,
> trying to apply the patch. Unfortunately the code in winpos.c has
> changed, so Paul McNett's patch no longer works. Actually I wrote to
> him, and he said that the patch intended for a different bug which froze
> VFP, and wasn't needed any more. However, my experience is that the
> empty windowswait boxes and the truncated tooltips still exist.
> I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard to fix the file manually or write a new
> patch based on his old one. I might look into it if I have more time.
In the file winpos.c, find the routine X11DRV_SetWindowPos() (it looks
like it is at about line 681 these days) and add the line at the very
MsgWaitForMultipleObjectsEx( 0, NULL, 0, 0, 0 );
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