From: Ed Trager (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Apr 10 2007 - 10:44:08 CST
For those of you interested in running Unibook 5.1 on non-Windows platforms:
Unibook version 5.1 seems to work quite well for me using Codeweaver's
(http://www.codeweavers.com/) CrossOver Office, a commercial version
of Wine for Linux. The company also makes a product for Mac OS X
which I have not tried. The tested setup I used was a Novell SuSE
Linux 10.0 installation on a 64-bit AMD machine.
(Wine (http://www.winehq.com/) is an Open Source compatability layer
for running Windows programs on non-Windows platforms such as Linux,
FreeBSD, and Mac OS X. To my knowledge, several commercial
value-added products exist. One of them is Codeweaver's product).
Using Unibook 5.1 running under Codeweaver's wine on Linux, I was able
to look through the code charts, change fonts, and print tables
without a problem. I did encounter a "MS Visual C++ Runtime Buffer
Overrun" when I tried clicking on OPTIONS -> FORMAT. I don't know if
this is peculiar to my Wine setup or if this represents an actual bug
in the program.
I suspect that a lot of work would be required to make native Linux or
Mac ports of this application, and therefore I suspect it simply won't
happen. Given the availability of products like Wine, including
commercial value-added versions of Wine, as well as
hypervisors/emulators like VMWare (Win/Linux), Parallels Workstation
(Mac OSX), and QEMU / Q (various platforms), the barrier to accessing
utilities such as Unibook 5.1 on all modern platforms is fairly low.
- Ed Trager
On 4/10/07, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
> Yes a version of unibook for Linux would be very useful for those of
> us who don't use Windows, since Mac OS 10 is based on Darwin Linux,
> the same source package would probably work for apple.
> Of course if worried about releasing the source differenet Linux
> binaries would also be welcome
> John Knightley
> Quoting Henrik Theiling <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > Hi!
> > Asmus Freytag writes:
> >> A beta version for Unibook 5.1 is now available at
> >> http://www.unicode.org/unibook.
> > Is there or will there be a source code version to be usable under,
> > say, Linux?
> > **Henrik
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