Guidance needed for FoxPro app
rick at valeoinc.com
Mon Feb 23 10:58:21 CST 2004
On Mon, 2004-02-23 at 10:29, Duane Clark wrote:
> Mark Burdick wrote:
> > Greetings, all. Here's some quick background that may be helpful...
> > I've been using Linux for almost 10 years, and am pretty comfortable
> > with it (multiple distro's). I work for a Novell partner and we are
> > very interested in ramping up our Linux offering since Novell just
> > bought SuSE.
> > We are looking to replace all of our Windows servers with Linux ones,
> > and the first one to do is the Terminal Server. We aren't very
> > concerned about the mainstream apps (word processing, e-mail, etc.) as
> > there are excellent compatibles available for Linux. Our major concern
> > is with a home-grown app we use to track service calls. The program was
> > written in FoxPro 2.6a.
> > I have installed Wine20040213-0 on my SuSE 9 machine. When I try to
> > launch the app, I am getting a WATCOM popup box that says Read Error.
> > Can anyone at least point me in the right direction of where to start?
> In general, to make Foxpro apps work, you must set in your
> ~/.wine/config in the [Version] section:
> "Windows" = "win2k"
> Also, in general, you should be using a native msvcrt.dll and friends,
> but Wine builtin DLLs for everything else. You of course also need the
> native runtime DLLs that come with the Foxpro app.
> And finally, there is a Wine bug that effects tooltips (and maybe a
> couple other spots), causing the text to be cut off. It can be fixed
> with a simple patch to the Wine source, which of course means you will
> always need to use a slightly custom version of Wine. Info and a patch
> can be found here:
> Use the second patch mentioned.
Ahhh But he said Fox 2.6. FPD2.6 is a DOS app. It should run just fine
in Linux with the Solaris Runtime. I have a copy on my website:
I had written a FoxPro DOS/Unix app to dump out basic HTML on our Linux
webserver. A Foxpro DOS "Web app". So I don't have much experience
running UI stuff, but IIRC, it seemed to work alright.
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