[Wine] Running Windows Database Applications

Matthew Reed matty at zootal.com
Thu Jan 25 20:05:58 CST 2007

Microsoft has made it quite clear that you can't run VFP applications on 
non-Windows operating systems. They have in the past, and probably would not 
hesitate in the future, to sue people that do so. Also, Visual FoxPro is 
dead and is at the end of it's life cycle. Don't waste your time learning 

The same most likely applies to Access and VB as far as running it on 
non-Windows OS. dBase is antiquated, and isn't Paradox many years out of 
production also? There do not seem to be any good database app development 
tools that you can (legally) run on Wine.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John R. Sowden" <jsowden at americansentry.net>
To: <wine-users at winehq.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 3:19 PM
Subject: [Wine] Running Windows Database Applications

> As it seems that we will be a year or so away from database application
> programs for linux like there are for windows (Foxpro, Paradox, dBASE,
> Access, Visual Basic, etc.), I am attempting to use windows as a 
> development
> system (on a separate computer) and they copying the application to a 
> linux
> computer (suse 9.3 to 10.1) to see if it will run under wine.
> It seems that the testing that has been done on the above type of products 
> are
> only whether the original program will run to create programs, not whether
> the compiled program will run under wine.
> Does anyone have any experience/comments re: this issue?
> -- 
> John R. Sowden
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