TroopMaster and DotNet are sold as separate products; the DotNet add-on uses the TM client but stores the data files on a corporate server.
TM2011 is v4.04 and above
Update 04-15/2011: Still works same as before. Only real issues is hanging after DotNet download and scrolling reports not refreshing properly.
Updated 07-24-2010: Everything still works fine for every wine version up to and including version 1.2. Still hangs on DotNet download, but killing and restarting TM gets around that issue.
Everything works that I've tried so far under Wine 1.1.*, except for the program locking up after downloading the data when using the DotNet addon. However, just kill the process and restart it. You will then get a prompt about using the files currently on the computer. Click 'Yes' and you're ready to go. You need update rights to the data for this.
What does not
2011-08-20: Icons for buttons are all black. This was fine in wine-1.3.25. Planning on doing some regression analysis.
Window loses focus after downloading data from server. Mouse and keyboard events are non-resposive, but window still refreshes. Kill process and restart. The data was downloaded.
Sometimes popup windows get hidden behind the dialog window that created them.
What was not tested
new AutoMailer feature to schedule emails from within TM. In Windows this is a background process in the system tray.
When using TroopMaster under VirtualBox, I would rate it as Gold. Works just as it would on a regular Windows machine. (But then that's not Wine, is it?)
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 20 2011||1.3.26||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Tim Williams|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 24 2009||1.1.32||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Laramy Black|
|Show||openSUSE 11.1 x86_64||Oct 21 2009||1.1.31||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Al Turner|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 19 2009||1.1.23||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Laramy Black|
|Show||Ubuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 20 2007||0.9.30.||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
TroopMaster needs mfc42.dll and gdiplus. Use winetricks to get it. See http://wiki.winehq.org/winetricks
After downloading the script,
% sh winetricks vcrun6
The mshtml.dll also needs to be overridden using winecfg.
1.) install latest version of wine
2.) install cabextract either through you package manager, or termnal http://www.cabextract.org.uk/
sudo apt-get install cabextract
3.) then get winetricks http://wiki.winehq.org/winetricks
4.) select vcrun6 and gdiplus in the gui (graphical user interface) that shows up
5.) select next
sudo apt-get install imagemagick3.ran the this command
convert [location]/633976.png to [other location not on desktop]/633976.xpm
*reasion being that if you delete this file the icon will no longer show*
now you got a desktop icon!
convert [location]/633976.png to [other location not on desktop]/633976.xpm*reasion being that if you delete this file the icon will no longer show*
env WINEPREFIX="/home/username/.wine" wine "C:\troopmaster Software\TM4\TroopMaster.exe"
comment "add anything you want"
now you got a menu item
enjoy troopmaster on ubuntu 9.04
i am willing to take suggestions and spelling and grammar checks (spelling and grammar is not my forte)
if you find that anything is not working, report it
When you first install TroopMaster, the background is of an outdoor scene with moving water. Sometimes this causes to program to peg the CPU. This background is the file 'troopmaster.gif' in the "Troopmaster Software\TM4" directory. There is another background without moving called with filename 'troopmaster.jpg'. If you are having this problem, do the following:
1. rename troopmaster.gif to some temporary name, like troopmaster.tmp.
2. rename troopmaster.jpg to troopmaster.gif
3. rename the temporary troopmaster.tmp to troopmaster.gif
4. Now that you've reversed the two background files, Troopmaster should start up with no moving background, and the program should be responsive. You can now change the Preferences to use still water:
Select 'Background' tab
click button "Watercolor with still water" (This is troopmaster.jpg)
5. Now name the files back as they were originally.