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Old 07-03-2009, 04:36 PM   #1
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Calling all anesthetists


Do any anesthetists using Linux use a Linux based program to record their log book for the Royal College? The college uses Handbase but this isn't compatible with Linux. If so what program do you use?

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Old 07-03-2009, 08:29 PM   #2
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I can understand if you're trying due to lack of response to http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ndbase-734827/ but isn't this somewhat of a duplicate that thread? If so it could be merged to keep your discussion in one place. Have you tried running it under WINE?
 
Old 07-03-2009, 08:45 PM   #3
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Out of curiosity I've looked around and it seems that this books are in pdb format, which is some kind of dockbook or something like that. They are not executable programs I think, so it's really a matter of finding a program for linux that can open them, rather than finding how to "run" them.

Or... finding a pdb reader for Windows that can work on wine. I've never seen a pdb file before so I couldn't really tell where to start looking. But maybe this new orientation will reach to a better end.
 
Old 07-04-2009, 06:43 AM   #4
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Google .. open pdb file ..

http://www.fileinfo.com/extension/pdb
> > "Program(s) that open pdb files"
> Linux : txt2pdbdoc

sudo apt-get install txt2pdbdoc
.....
 
Old 07-04-2009, 07:33 AM   #5
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I have installed WINE & tried opening Handbase but nothing happens. I have installed txt2pdbdoc (see above) but what do I do next?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-04-2009, 08:18 AM   #6
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I have installed WINE & tried opening Handbase but nothing happens.
I'm sorry to see no ready-made solution could be offered but you might be able to play a part making things better. If you feel up for it you could try running it with winedbg instead in the hope it'll emit something of use (see this and this). If that doesn't work or it isn't your cup of %beverage or if there aren't any better solutions you could try the wine-users mailing list. Searching WineHQ for "handbase" doesn't yet turn up any results which may be a good or a bad thing depending on your point of view.
 
Old 07-04-2009, 08:48 AM   #7
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The package 'txt2pdbdoc' provides :
/usr/bin/html2pdbtxt
/usr/bin/pdbtxt2html
/usr/bin/txt2pdbdoc

Please open a terminal window, and the command
pdbtxt2html <file>.pdb > newfile.html
will convert your pdb file into a html document,
which can easily be viewed in a browser.
.....
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The perl module pdbviewer.pl can be used too,
providing a GUI.
http://www.perlmol.org/examples/pdb_viewer/
> > pdbviewer.pl ... is attached as pdbviewer.pl.txt

PerlMol is required too : 1) sudo cpan
2) cpan > install Chemistry::Mol PerlMol
(.... 3) perl pdbviewer.pl <file.pdb>
.... the example.pdb can be used.)

http://www.perlmol.org/download.html
http://www.perlmol.org/download.html#cpan
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:00 AM   #8
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Thanks. I have actually managed to get Handbase working in Wine but I just need to get my PDA syncing with my PC which I am struggling with.
 
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Thanks. I have actually managed to get Handbase working in Wine
Care to share steps concisely?


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I just need to get my PDA syncing with my PC which I am struggling with.
If that means mcrsft WINE app > mcrsft then that probably means using mcrsft Sync tools and I'd suggest opening a separate thread in /General for that, elif that means mcrsft WINE app > GNU/Linux then I'd suggest opening a separate thread in Linux General. (fi)
 
Old 07-10-2009, 09:24 AM   #10
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I uninstalled Handbase & got the programme direct from the website rather than my external hard drive. I then reinstalled it in WINE and hey presto it worked!
 
Old 07-10-2009, 09:31 AM   #11
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That's good to know if somebody else comes looking for this, thanks.
 
Old 07-10-2009, 05:49 PM   #12
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I uninstalled Handbase & got the programme direct from the website rather than my external hard drive. I then reinstalled it in WINE and hey presto it worked!
This information really isn't helpful to anyone at all. Eg "& got the programme direct from the website".
What "website" ? Perhaps you might consider it appropriate to paste a link here, for others to follow.

Other people searching for these terms might appreciate reading the exact steps you went through to achieve "it worked!".

Please post them as a HOWTO, or just do your best with details of what you did.

Otherwise your RCOA or deanery RITA form might just be filled in to say "Teaching skills = Useless"

Please re-read this thread from the beginning. Your question is answered, now, please share your "solution".
 
Old 07-20-2009, 04:43 AM   #13
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1) Install WINE via Synaptic Package Manager (System/Administration/Synaptic Package Manager)
2) Go to
http://www.js.berrington.btinternet..../inst_hb3.html
3) Follow the instructions as listed on the website according to your device.
4) Open with WINE (Applications/Wine/Programs/Handbase4/Handbase Desktop)
 
Old 07-20-2009, 01:17 PM   #14
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That's better.
Thank you for the update.
It's a shame you have to use WINE. Maybe one day HanDbase will come up with a version for linux.
 
  


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