[Wine] Re: VB on Linux with Wine

Christoph Schmid chris at schlagmichtod.de
Tue Jan 10 03:49:14 CST 2006

Hi there, 

I used VB 6.0 quite a few times in the past.
wrote an little app at work which reads appointments from exchange
server and writes them in an access database and so on.
IMHO Gambas i a very nice programming Language and IDE.
quite familiar to VB-Programmers in some cases, but proper
object-oriented and multi-threading capable on the other hand.
But it is NOT a VB clone!
So don't expect to copy your sourcecode in the Gambas IDE and get it to

The worlds are too different. windows API-code will never work in gambas
and all that stuff.

So gambas is a very nice IDE for VB-programmers who want give linux a
try. (uses QT as graphics lib)

But porting a VB-project in gmabas is not done in a few minutes.

so i suggest you try using wine. and if you want to do some serious
VB-like development on linux, use gambas.


Am Montag, den 09.01.2006, 09:33 -0800 schrieb Dan Kegel:
> On 1/8/06, Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com> wrote:
> > >We have 50 complex applications written in Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0
> > >providing banking solutions. We are seriously thinking of porting
> > >our applications to Linux under WINE. Is it possible to do so?
> >
> > Yes.  It will take some effort, though.
> > Please see my Wine for Windows ISVs page,
> >     http://kegel.com/wine/isv
> > I'd be happy to help you get started ...
> I forgot to mention:
> Automated test suites are very helpful for validating applications on Wine.
> Do you have an automated test suite for your apps?
> And if so, do you use a third party tool like WinRunner
> or SilkTest to run your tests?  If so, I'd like
> to test it under Wine.  See http://kegel.com/wine/testsw.html
> for my test tool test results so far.  IMHO getting test tools
> like this working should be one of the Wine team's high priorities.
> - Dan
> --
> Wine for Windows ISVs: http://kegel.com/wine/isv
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