noone has tried to run office2k ?

Craig Ringer craig at
Fri Oct 5 13:06:38 CDT 2001

Lee J. wrote:

> On Thu, 04 Oct 2001 14:32:32 +0100, Kuba awoke the pert and nimble spirit
> of Usenet and gushed forth in a thuslike fashion:
> [..]
>>i suppose so,
>>i just need to find someone who'll tell me that he(or she) did run
>>office2k in wine and that it works really fine, in that case i'll try to
>>do it
>>in other case, there's no point in it
>>so once again:
>>did someone ???
> I tried it on one of our machines once without success, but I was only
> doing a quick check of heavy duty windows apps[1] to see how 'capable'
> Wine was. I must emphasise though, that it was a plain old 'vanilla' Wine
> call without any config. debugging because I don't care much about
> Office2k.  O2K depends a lot on IE5 components and I imagine that causes a
> lot of problems - in that IE4 runs under Wine painlessly but IE5 is a
> different story.
> [1] Bloated office-ware and MS/Borland IDE's.
> Best regards :)

I had word2000 launching and staggering along for a while before dying 
messily (at a semi random point) for a while... but again I was "just 
testing" and I was cheating by using a pre-installed word2k on a win98 
partition (_MUST_ be r/w to wine).
I'd be interested to hear if anyone else has had more luck.

BTW I'm a wine _user_ not developer (can't even use the debugger!) so 
SOMEBODY ex dev reads the list!

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