[Wine] [erik_hahn at gmx.de: Re: Adobe Director projectors]

Erik Hahn erik_hahn at gmx.de
Mon Oct 27 09:42:08 CDT 2008

On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 11:13:13AM -0000, Danny Kodicek wrote:
> Our software is made using Adobe Director, and we distribute it either
> through a browser using Shockwave, or as a standalone executable
> (Projector). I'm hoping that we might be able to run the projector using
> Wine, but I don't know if it's likely to work or what problems we might
> encounter. Anyone able to give me some advice? In particular:
> 1) Will it run at all?!
> 2) If it does, am I likely to experience any particular known problems? 

The best place to find that out is appdb.winehq.org

> 3) We use a number of third-party add-ons (Xtras) which talk to the
> operating system in various ways including reading the registry; we also use
> the SoftwareKey licencing system Dll. Any possibility these will work?
> 4) What about things like printing, file formats, file paths (does Wine use
> the \ path delimiter?) etc?

For an application, Wine looks like Windows. There is a registry and
paths look like Windows paths with drive letters and backslashes.
Printing should work, though I've never tried it myself.
> Also, in terms of the user experience, is it going to be possible to give
> them a CD-ROM that includes both Wine and the software packaged in such a
> way that they can just double-click and icon and have it run, or will they
> need to install it? And if the latter, once installed will they be able to
> double-click something then, or will they have to use the command line?

That is possible, for example Google has "ported" Picasa that way.

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