[Wine] Geoplan/Geospace almost works...

Marco Aurélio Carvalho maurelioc at astrotec.com.br
Sat Jan 26 14:48:41 CST 2008

Em Sáb 26 Jan 2008, Nicolas FRANCOIS escreveu:
> Hi.
> I'm a math teacher, and I would like to use Geoplan/Geospace under wine
> (http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=4002).
> Problem is, the (non modal) dialog box behave badly. For example, as
> explained on the db page, the window can't be selected, no mouse action
> on it does anything, and worse, the property dialog can't be opened
> without crashing the app : it can't be closed, and the app refuses to
> close if any diakog box is still opened.
> I really need this application to work, for it is quite unique on the
> market : geometry in space doesn't have many programs as does have plane
> geometry (geogebra, Cabri...).
> The previous version of the app (GeospaceW) works OK, the dialogs behave
> normally. But I don't know if it's fully compatible with the last version.
> What can be done to enhance the support of this app ?
> \bye

I use an text editor for windows called Boxer (http://www.boxersoftware.com).

 It is really a great program (tucows 5 star rating and many other awards).

Boxer runs on wine but has a few bugs. One of them is when another window 
(ex:calculator) is opened. If the focus is lost on the daughter window the 
window disapears and all other mouse clicking functions are disabled on the 
program. To recover from this I click twice on the KDE upper menu border (the 
one with minimize, maximize and close commands) to roll the menu (convert the 
window to just the menu border) and click again to return it to previous 
state. With this the daughter window appears again and we can recover its 
focus. Closing the daughter window gives control back to main window (I never 
know if it is modal or non modal).

It appears that the same procedure may be used for Geoplan. Maybe this can be 
solved for all apps. A demo version of Boxer can be downloaded for testing 
purposes on the given link. For those who do not know Boxer it is a great 
opportunity to view it. Personally I use Boxer since its beginning and never 
found something better.

Marco Aurélio

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