[Wine] Any 16 bit Database Programs work under wine?
jsowden at americansentry.net
Sun Oct 6 21:17:19 CDT 2013
On 10/06/2013 06:53 PM, Andrew Udvare wrote:
> Actually the motivation has been to run Office and similar apps perhaps while alternatives get created. Games didn't come into the purview of Wine till at least few years into the project starting with WineX which eventually got forked (Cedega and Cider) and the original sources were merged into Wine officially.
> For the apps you mention there is virtually no good reason to run the Windows versions of those on Wine when they can run natively.
> On Oct 6, 2013, at 18:37, John Sowden <jsowden at americansentry.net> wrote:
>> On 10/06/2013 06:23 PM, Andrew Udvare wrote:
>>> I run the WEP games from Windows 3.1 in 32-bit Wine without issues (with OS set to Windows XP). WoW is implemented but I don't know how well it works for DOS applications.
>>> If your application is completely DOS-based I suggest trying DosBox.
>>> On Oct 6, 2013, at 18:04, John Sowden <jsowden at americansentry.net> wrote:
>>>> I have matured the last 34 years, database application wise, under FoxPro/DOS. I am now using Ubuntu. There does not seem to be a program that is similar to FoxPro/dBASE/Approach, etc. where the user interface/language/database commands are 'under one roof'.
>>>> Ergo: Do any of those 16 bit MS Windows programs work reliably under wine?
>> I currently write internal business applications in Foxpro/DOS. When I run them under Linux, I use Dosemu. I want to run gui database apps. There seem to be none, as described above, in Linux. Therefore, I am looking for some history to see if any of the MS Windows 16 bit apps, most of which are sitting on my shelf collecting dust, work reliably under Wine. The motivation of Wine seems to be running games, or running MS apps that have excellent similiar programs running in Linux (Firefox, Thunderbird, LibreOffice, Gimp, Scribus, more that do not come to mind now(, already.
Please advise how to run the following MS Windows apps natively under Linux:
Visual Foxpro 3.0
Visual Foxpro 5.0 to 9.0
dBFast for Windows
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