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Old 09-28-2009, 08:08 AM   #1
lgjsheron
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Unhappy Microsoft Project is not working


Hi

I'm new to Linux and i installed Ubuntu 9.04, and install the Wine 1.1.29 and when i install the Project 2007 it shows sucessfully completed message. But when i start the Microsoft PRoject 2007 it Shows an error message.

"Microsoft Office Project has not been installed for the current user. Please run setup to install the application"

But install several times it is not working
 
Old 09-28-2009, 08:46 AM   #2
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You might be better of installing windows on a VM and run Project from within the VM rather than try and get wine/Project working together.

Just a thought.
 
Old 09-28-2009, 09:00 AM   #3
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I don't recall if MSProject works on WINE---check the WINE website.

You might also want to look at CrossOver (http://codeweavers.com) This is the paid version of WINE and will sometimes support things that WINE does not.
 
Old 09-28-2009, 09:08 AM   #4
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There are alternatives. Check out openproj I believe it can at least import ms project files. Not sure about saving to that format.
 
Old 06-09-2010, 01:32 PM   #5
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There are alternatives. Check out openproj I believe it can at least import ms project files. Not sure about saving to that format.
yes openproj can open, but mess the document, and cant save in any compatible format... so it is not an option... it worls only for personal use projects, if you need MS project compat, you shoud try MS Project 2003 (you can do it using wine). or that VM alternative... personally i hate VM, but the project version 2007/2010 is unusable via wine (u can do it with 2007 using crossover, but it is not free).
with crossover i made it work (using the crossover trial version) im runing it via wine from the crossover folder (env WINEPREFIX="/home/pastorelli/.cxoffice/Microsoft Office 2007" wine '/home/pastorelli/.cxoffice/Microsoft Office 2007/drive_c/Program Files/Microsoft Office/Office12/WINPROJ.EXE')
I've heard some people that used that version wich needs activation, made it via wine with a lot of headaches.

with some debugging, i found that wine dont make the class id bindings properly, causing this error, but i made no progress by adding them manually.

by the way, dont even give a try on any version later than 2007, actually no way to run it, not even the installer will run.


wine-1.2-rc2
winetricks msxml3 dotnet20 gdiplus riched20 riched30 vcrun2005

tips: if you keep getting vcrun errors, download the vcrun2005 from microsoft distributable package.
use a clean prefix to install Office applications it is quite buggy, ex: WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-msoffice

Last edited by pastorelli; 06-09-2010 at 02:45 PM.
 
Old 06-09-2010, 01:59 PM   #6
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Here's the CrossOver version of the compatibility list.
http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibi...wse/name/?sort[app_name]=ASC;curPos=50
 
Old 06-09-2010, 04:29 PM   #7
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You might be better of installing windows on a VM and run Project from within the VM rather than try and get wine/Project working together.

Just a thought.
I don't even mess around with WINE. I go straight for VirtualBox. It usually works better for me. The only situation I can think of where VirtualBox didn't work and WINE did was when I tried to install Ventrilo.

VirtualBox:
http://virtualbox.org/
or
Code:
sudo apt-get install virtualbox
 
Old 06-10-2010, 01:52 AM   #8
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I don't even mess around with WINE. I go straight for VirtualBox. It usually works better for me. The only situation I can think of where VirtualBox didn't work and WINE did was when I tried to install Ventrilo.

VirtualBox:
http://virtualbox.org/
or
Code:
sudo apt-get install virtualbox

actuallyVM is not usefull if you are not using a high performance computer... u have to reserve a lot of RAM and Hard disk to use it... and it is not linux...

CrossOver Linux runs like a charm the office 2007 including the office project 2007

using the trial version u can install this programs and run using wine with the correct prefix, to avoid the evaluation messages.

Yes, i have VirtualBox where i have some programs like office 2010, but i barely use it. if u have bad experiences with wine (once it is not that easy to setup correctly), give CrossOver a shot or mabe PlayOnLinux (well this one is not that good once it needs a lot of work to a final version).

by the way.... each actualization wine gets a lot more compatible... even some drivers you use in VirtualBox runs under wine engine... as even Cedega, PlayOnLinux, CrossOver, etc... Wine bugfixes, makes our experience in linux much more confortable.

ok, back to topic then:

A VM like VirtualBox is always handy, nut if u are not in the mood of using windows under linux, try CrossOver Linux to run any office 2007 suite ( using the office 2007 script presets, of course).

personally im willing to buy a CrossOver License, that is not expensive, but im uninployed for a long time (That thing that Brasil didnt felt the crysis was a BIIIG lie) so i cant do it now... so im making this trick... install via CrossOver, then using the wine to run directly using the proper prefix.
 
Old 06-10-2010, 07:14 AM   #9
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Microsoft
I think that's the reason it's not working in Linux.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 11:27 AM   #10
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I think that's the reason it's not working in Linux.
lol... Microsoft money addiction goes far away... even in linux, the way to make it work is using a non free software (cedega, or crossover)...

maybe shaking a chunk of dollars around your computer, may make MS softwares install more easily... or maybe inserting it in the dvd drive...

well I doubt that this solutions works... if I have to send someone some money I prefer to make it with crossover that at last produce free software also (wine, by the way)... in 2008 crossover gave away a lot of free licences... shame on me that I lost this opportunity
 
Old 06-12-2010, 06:02 PM   #11
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My last update:

the way i made it work using wine default prefix + crossover configuration:

Install MS project using the Office 2007 script in crossover trial version

remove default wine prefix to make a clean instalation. Beware you will lose all Windows aplications you have installed on this prefix:

Code:
 rm ~/.wine
move or copy the crossover prefix to the wine prefix:
Code:
 mv ~/.cxoffice/Microsoft\ Office\ 2007 ~/.wine
done, you have a working MS Project working with wine

Code:
wine ~/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program\ Files/Microsoft\ Office/Office12/WINPROJ.EXE'
PS to make a open with file goto ~/local/share/applications and create a launcher with
Code:
wine start /ProgIDOpen MSProject.Project.9 %f
PS: replace the "~" for "/home/user" to make launchers to make it work properly, in console u can use the ~

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