A few apps Munich was interested in

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Fri Mar 17 09:58:05 CST 2006

I've been trying to figure out why Munich doesn't like Wine
for some time.  Here's what I've learned:

In 2004 six apps were briefly tested by ITOMIG under both
plain Wine and Crossover Office 3.0.1 as part of initial studies
for the Munich migration to Linux.

The test results aren't especially important (wine has progressed
since then), but it's interesting to know which apps were tested.
Here's a list of the apps, along with links to related Wine bugs.

SPSS11 - statistics
http://spss.com (free trial!)
http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3038 (multiple problems)
http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2953 (Sun's JVM crashes on
trivial app, fixed?)
http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4860 (Sun's JVM doesn't work
for applet, not really related, but an indication that java isn't

Keeptool5-Hora - Entity Relationship diagrammer, SQL debugger
http://keeptool.com/de/keeptool_hora.php (free trial!)
http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4801 (app locks up on some systems?)
http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4802 (Oracle client library
won't install)

Frontpage2000 - Microsoft Office 2000's html editor
Mephisto - a specialized app built using MS Access
Darwin - a specialized app used in tourism offices; needs a dongle

(For more info, contact stefan.munz at itomig.de.)

Until apps like these work well under Wine, cities like Munich
are unlikely to use Wine as part of their migration to Linux desktops.

- Dan

Wine for Windows ISVs: http://kegel.com/wine/isv

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