[Wine] Taxcalc and IE technology
ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Tue Jun 24 15:18:52 CDT 2008
I recently sent an email to the developers of Taxcalc and got
quite a positive reply from them. (Their full email and my emails
to them are below).
As you will see they currently rely on "Internet Explorer
technology" for their product. Is this a complete showstopper as
far as running TaxCalc with Wine? I assume they rely on
having IE installed.
AppDB maintainer for Taxcalc
Dear Mr Pursell
Thank you for your email.
Yes, we are considering Linux and Mac OSX versions for the
are looking into ways of doing this at the moment.
Our current reliance on Internet Explorer technology does cause
with this but, again, we are looking into other options here.
Nothing will happen this year but it would be nice to think that
could offer this solution for TaxCalc 2009. If you don't mind I will
keep a note of your details and contact you if and when we have
The summary export retains a lot of formatting settings but,
be better than nothing as a fall-back. It is an interesting thought
though ... I will discuss this with the other developers. It is worth
noting that the screens displayed are effectively HTML and as
you 'drag-select' the content and paste into open office
may get a similar result.
Thank you once again for your feedback.
From: Tony Pursell [ mailto:ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk]
Sent: 21 June 2008 17:32
Subject: Survey, etc
I have just completed your survey.
I notice that you have Linux (with Windows emulation) listed as
one of the selections under operating systems. I would very
much like to move over to Linux as my usual operating system
but your's is one of the programs that locks me into Windows. I
have tried to run TaxCalc experimentally on Ubuntu Linux using
Wine, but with no success. Do you know if anyone has done
this successfully? If not, would it be of interest to you to know if
it can be done?
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