Wine SoC idea: get your favorite IDE working

Stephan Rose kermos at
Sat Mar 24 10:43:40 CDT 2007

On Sat, 2007-03-24 at 06:17 -0700, Dan Kegel wrote:
> As the CEO of a famous operating system company once said,
> "I have four words for you: developers, Developers, DEVELOPERS, DEVELOPERS!"
> ( )
> Attracting more developers (not of wine, but of their own apps) to Linux
> by getting their IDEs running on Wine would be great for wine,
> as developers are more likely than the average user to file bug reports
> or (dare we hope) fix bugs.  So it would be good to get popular IDEs
> working on Wine.
> Newer Microsoft IDEs like Visual Studio 2005 are a challenge,
> Visual Studio 2005 express requires BITS (which is a SoC project in itself,
> Some IDEs run fairly well if you install DCOM98, in which case you
> would write conformance tests exposing the problems in our COM
> implementation so Rob can fix them :-)
> Older IDEs like Visual C++ 6 and Visual Basic 6 are in this category.  cf.
> And then there's Eclipse, Delphi, Turbo C++, IntelliJ, Powerbuilder, Access,
> Visual Fox Pro, and many others.  There are also specialized IDEs like
> AVRStudio (an IDE for embedded developers) which people want to run in Wine
> (see
> Picking one or two of these and focusing on getting its problems
> solved might be very useful.
> - Dan

Another IDE I can throw out there is MPLAB. It is a major showstopper
for anything doing PIC Development.

It is freely down-loadable here:


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