[Wine] ActiveX & ADO?

Morgan Read mstuff at read.org.nz
Wed Dec 3 17:16:53 CST 2008

Hi Folks

I recently got back the message below form a company I suggested
supporting WINE with their software.  Is there any answer - or is it, as
they suggest, a lost cause?

The error I get from WINE is:
RTG Bills (title)
ADO error 1AD
ActiveX component can't create object

Is there anyway to have ActiveX & ADO work with WINE?


> No, RTG Bills won't run under Wine.  The error message explains why:
>> ActiveX component can't create object
> ActiveX components don't work.
> RTG Bills does things that RTG Timer does not. Because RTG Bills is a
>  multi-user program, it does row-level record locking.  This requires
>  a call to ADO, which doesn't work in Wine.
> So, it isn't simple, and it isn't going to be fixed.  Sorry.
> Rather, our goal is to make a version of RTG Bills that runs in a Web
>  browser, similar to our current RTG Timer Online.  It could run as a
>  service on our server, or (ultimately) you could run it locally on 
> your computer or network.
> Robert Hallem
> On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 1:42 PM,  <mstuff at read.org.nz> wrote:
>> Message sent from this page: 
>> http://www.rtgsoftware.com/mail/mailrtg.htm Browser: Mozilla/5.0 
>> (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20081112 
>> Fedora/ Firefox/
>> Comments: Hello
>> I've recently started as self-employed after being employed.  When 
>> employed, my employer had us use RTG Bills.
>> I used RTG Timer via WINE on my laptop running gnu/linux.  I had 
>> assumed and hoped that I could continue making use of RTG on my
>> own, but unfortunately RTG Bills fails to run under the WINE 
>> environment.  This is very frustrating.  I suspect RTG Bills would 
>> perhaps require little adjustment to run successfully under WINE: 
>> it installs successfully; RTG Timer runs.
>> The error window displayed is:
>> RTG Bills (title)
>> ADO error 1AD
>> ActiveX component can't create object
>> [OK](button)
>> If RTG Bills were made complaint with WINE, it would not only open 
>> RTG Bills to the gnu/linux market (perhaps not so significant) but 
>> also to the Apple Mac environment.
>> How about it?
>> Regards, Morgan.

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