Australian Tax Program now working, but WINHLP32.EXE fails
bon at elektron.ikp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de
Wed Oct 16 03:36:17 CDT 2002
>>>>> "Andreas" == Andreas Mohr <andi at rhlx01.fht-esslingen.de> writes:
Andreas> On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 11:45:51AM +1000, Ben Stanley wrote:
>> I've been using wine cvs for a while now, and trying to run the
>> Australian Tax Office's ETax2002 program for preparing tax
>> returns. Up until yesterday, it would fail with an illegal memory
>> access, but yesterday it started working! I have not identified which
>> patch fixed it, but the program uses flat scroll bars and list (tree)
>> I have now used the program to complete one (non-lodgement) tax
>> return, and am part way through preparing another. The ETax2002.EXE
>> program appears to work very well!
>> However, I am unable to utilise the on-line help, which is provided
>> in winhlp format. When I try to run
>> wine winhlp32.exe etax2002.hlp wine "C:\\Windows\\winhlp32.exe" \
>> "C:\\Program Files\\etax2002\\etax2002.hlp"
>> I get a message dialog saying Error while reading the help file
>> `"C:\Program Files\etax2002\etax2002.hlp"'
>> The WINE help program then displays an empty window.
>> So it looks like more work is needed upon the help file viewer, but I
>> suppose this is on the todo list anyway. I am able to access the help
>> using the printed material from the tax office, which is identical to
>> what is in the help file.
Andreas> Our builtin winhelp implementation is known to be far from
Andreas> perfect, indeed.
Most problems are with regard of starting winhelp from another
application. At present, we don't pass arguments valid in the other process.
Are you sure, the problem above isn't a pure filehandling problem. Some
+relay,+dosfs debugmessage consulting should tell about that...
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