Crossover works but wine crashes. Why?

Joachim von Thadden j.thadden at
Sun Mar 7 07:50:17 CST 2004

Am Sam, Mär 06, 2004 at 06:13:18 -0500 schrieb Jeff Melville:
> I got tired of the
> Unhandled Exception (thread 0009)
> Error when starting excel with various builds/versions of wine, so I 
> installed the Crossover Office demo today.
> It worked on the first try, but I still cannot get the regular version 
> of wine to load excel.
> Since these are essentially the same code, what is being done 
> differently that causes cxoffice to work but wine to crash?
> One thing I noticed is that there are no wine-pthread instances present 
> when cxoffice is running, just wineloader. Please help me figure out 
> what is going on and how to remedy. Thanks!

It works absolutely fine if you just do what you can find on Frank's
Corner. Look here for Office 2000 or Office 97:

And notice that you need to take wine-20031212 or perhaps older
versions. All never versions until now have drawbacks that make them
unusable with the famous apps you want to use. I use very successful
- Office 2000 (with all apps)
- Notes
- IE6
and many games and other apps with wine-20031212.

"Never touch a running system! Never run a touching system?
          Never run a touchy system!!!"

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