[Wine] Running Windows Database Applications

Sam Fourman Jr. sfourman at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 23:22:10 CST 2007


I would take a good look at PostgreSQL, our company in in the process
of migrating from old foxpro apps to a PostgreSQL platform.
VFP is very much at the end of it's rope, Data corruption is a
nightmare, and security is not even thought about. do yourself a BIG
favor and look at open standards based software, that is well written.

I have had limited success running VFP apps in wine mostly GUI
problems, that most likely stem from the fact that foxpro was not a
Windows app to start with. wait windows are a constant source of
trouble in Wine. I also have ran a VFP app in wine and shared it with
samba, database locking is sometimes troublesome when accessing from a
remote station.

I hope this helps

Sam Fourman Jr.

On 1/25/07, Matthew Reed <matty at zootal.com> wrote:
> 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
> it.
> 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?
> >
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