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.NET Framework not required?
by Robert Showalter on Saturday January 30th 2010, 13:01
Strangely enough, under Wine the installer for this software will tell you that .NET 2.0 is a prerequisite (among other things), but I installed SA2009 under a fresh Windows 2000 installation lacking any framework at all and it didn't insist on installing it. "Fake installing" this software by using InstallRite under Wine without .NET proved to run just the same as if .NET were installed. In short, .NET is not actually required by the software, despite the installer being programmed to think so (except when run on real Windows.)
This doesn't help nor hinder the software at all, it still freezes in its GUI. Hard to pinpoint why exactly. WINEDEBUG shows four window messages -- WM_CHILDACTIVATE, WM_WINDOWPOSCHANGING, WM_USER+9, WM_USER+29 -- on loop forever. Likely some kind of GUI deficiency, but I don't know much more than that.
by Robert Showalter on Friday July 3rd 2009, 16:04
Not that this helps much, but the prereq MDAC installation labeled "MDAC 2.8(DeLorme)" seems to require that WINE be set to Windows 2000 mode, otherwise it is "unsupported." I ran it manually after install, though doing this prior to install may or may not work.
wine "/media/cdrom/ISSetupPrerequisites/Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8/MDAC_TYP.EXE"
This at least gets rid of a connection error you'd otherwise get if you continue. No solution for the gdiplus problem though..