Free version of the well known Visual Studio 2008 IDE and many programming tools included.
You need .NET Framework 3.5 (which depends on .NET 2.0 and .NET 3.0)
The solution file was generated by CMake.
The application (http://alice.loria.fr/software/graphite) uses Python, Qt and OpenGL and has custom build rules (it is a rather complicated project, therefore many features of VisualC++ were tested).
I installed both Cmake, Python and Qt in the same wineprefix as Visual C++ 2008.
What does not
What was not tested
Installation ============ To install it, I followed the following protocol: (0) install winbind aptitude install winbind (debian) It is needed by the 'PDB' (Program Data Base) mechanism used by MSVC's compiler. (1) get winetricks from the repository svn checkout http://winetricks.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/src/ (2) install dotnet3.5 sp1 export WINEPREFIX=.local/share/wineprefixes/VS2008sp1 chmod 755 src/winetricks src/winetricks -q dotnet35sp1 Note: there will be two dialog boxes with messages that .NET 2.0 SP1 and .NET 3.0 SP1 could not be uninstalled, but it does not seem to be a problem. (3) Download Visual Studio SP1 CDROM image (see links on the left of this webpage) (4) as root: mount -o loop -t udf VS2008ExpressWithSP1ENUX1504728.iso /mnt (5) as normal user (take care!!): wine /mnt/VCExpress/setup.exe It will complain twice: "The Application Data folder for... could not be created" but it is easy to fix. (6)create the directory: C:\Users\\Application Data\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0 (I have no idea what the 'Document explorer' is, we should probably create a directory for it also) (7) replace $WINEPREFIX/drive_c/windows/system32/msvcp90.dll with the one from http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?msvcp90 (8) with winecfg, set 'msvcp90.dll' as 'native,builtin' (9) before starting Visual C++ (or anything that uses the command line compiler), make sure mspdbsrv.exe is running by starting: wine $WINEPREFIX/drive_c/Program\ Files/Microsoft\ Visual\ Studio\ 9.0/Common7/IDE/mspdbsrv.exe -start -spawn -shutdowntime -1 I needed steps (7) and (8) to run the generated application: the 'msvcp90.dll' shipped with wine makes my application crash. Both the initial release and the SP1 work (from the CD Images, I did not try the network installer). For the initial release, you will need to install dotnet3.5, and for the SP1, you will need to install dotnet3.5 sp1 (using a winetricks checked out from the SVN). More comments ============= I did not manage to install .net 3.5 with versions 1.5.10, 1.5.11 and 1.5.12 of wine (some problems during XPS installation in .net 2.0 sp1).
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Fedora 16 x86_64||Nov 03 2012||1.5.16||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Anastasius Focht|
|Current||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64||Sep 15 2012||1.5.13||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64||Jul 17 2012||1.5.8||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64||Jul 08 2012||1.5.8||No||Not installable||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64||Jun 09 2012||1.5.5||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|9158||Multiple Microsoft development tools online/web installers fail to skip "$shtdwn$.req" with FILE_ATTRIBUTE_HIDDEN (Visual Studio Express Editions, .NET Framework 3.0)||STAGED||View|
|21259||Visual C++ 2005 Trial build hangs on first run after a reboot||NEW||View|
|32562||Visual Studio 2005-2010 Express Editions need jscript JScript_AddTypeLib impl||NEW||View|
Make sure you operate on a clean 32-bit WINEPREFIX (~/.wine)!
Prerequisite installation by using 'winetricks' script
Winetricks will take care of all needed installation prerequisites and work around some problems.
To install it, follow the instructions in the link.
$ bash winetricks -q dotnet35
If you intend to install VS 2008 SP1 you need .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
$ bash winetricks -q dotnet35sp1
Make sure you installed 'winbind' component with your distribution package manager.
This is needed for the -Zi option of the compiler, and other mechanisms that handle 'PDB' (Program Data Base) files.
$ aptitude install winbind
$ sudo dnf install samba-winbind*.x86_64 samba-winbind*.i686
Never run wine as root (su, sudo)! Wine doesn't require to be run as root!
You will screw your WINEPREFIX and possibly other things up. If you have run Wine as root you need to:
Again: Just run wine as regular user and all should be fine.
This is Bug 9158. Only happens with online-installer version (not retail from .ISO image). Use the following workaround in console:
This is Bug 21259.
Workaround: start 'mspdbsrv.exe' manually before visual C++, with an 'infinite' timeout.
$ wine $WINEPREFIX/drive_c/Program\ Files/Microsoft\ Visual\ Studio\ 9.0/Common7/IDE/mspdbsrv.exe -start -spawn -shutdowntime -1
You can create a shell script that starts both mspdbsrv.exe and VCEXpress.exe, if mspdbsrv.exe is already running, it will be ignored the second time it is invoked.