[Wine] Re: autocad 2008 and wine

miciomax wineforum-user at winehq.org
Sat Jun 21 08:59:48 CDT 2008

Linux will NEVER have a native autocad version, at least as long as 90% of users use Windows.
Autodesk made 3 important choices that made impossible to port his products to Linux with a manageable (I.E. rentable...) effort :

1) Hard usage of MFC
2) (totally unneeded) usage of .NET
3) (absolutely unneeded) usage of DIRECTX

Porting Autocad natively to Linux would mean drop about 10 years of development and restart with a portable toolkit, which could be QT, GTK or whathever.
Do you really think they'd ever think to do such a job for less than 10% potential users ?
The ONLY viable way for us to have autocad is through wine.
Better would be to have a (big) team of developers and make an opensource alternative... but all what have been tryed in past years aborted miserabily.


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