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Old 02-23-2005, 11:09 AM   #1531
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I would love to see foobar2000 ported to Linux. It is a very powerful audioplayer, there is no good replacement for it yet. It support gapless playback (even of mp3s, using LAME headers), is highliy configurable, and supports all the formats i need out of the box.

I hope that LAMIP will be everything that foobar2000 is.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 10:19 AM   #1532
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iTunes, ACT, AutoCAD, OmniPage Pro, WEBEx, Oracle Client, Internet Explorer, and NOT Microsoft OFFICE =D

Internet Explorer is my biggest Problem. Even on Cross Over Office, Government/Financial WEBSites still don't work... IE is preventing me from 100% Dektop Migration!

I know Novell wants Sieble Client, as they still Dual Boot to get into there ERP system...
 
Old 02-24-2005, 04:23 PM   #1533
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Quote:
Originally posted by ch4os
iTunes, ACT, AutoCAD, OmniPage Pro, WEBEx, Oracle Client, Internet Explorer, and NOT Microsoft OFFICE =D

Internet Explorer is my biggest Problem. Even on Cross Over Office, Government/Financial WEBSites still don't work... IE is preventing me from 100% Dektop Migration!

I know Novell wants Sieble Client, as they still Dual Boot to get into there ERP system...

I hate to ask, but since you don't say exactly what isn't working when you use these unnamed Government/Financial websites, it keeps me wondering as to what the real problem actually is. For all you know it could be something simple like changing your browser's identification string and you're in. To my knowledge a lot of banking sites simply check for IE's user-agent string and when it doesn't match.. they simply let the website display an 'error' message stating "You need Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher to access this website." or similar and then deny you any further access. (I'll tag that to lack of inspiration (or skill?) of the site's designer. just because THEY use IE at work doesn't mean the rest of the world does.)
Ofcourse, in some cases, it can be some other requirement like Java or some kind of plugin/certificate that has to be loaded before you get in. For example, my company's website uses a custom made Content Management System that doesn't function properly when I don't have a Java VM plugged into my browser and have Javascript enabled. if I turn either or both off, I can't access the CMS because the panes and switches simply don't function, the whole design heavily depends on Javascript, and once you log in it (For which you have to alter the user agent to mimic that of IE else you get one of those 'error' messages) uses a Java applet to manage remote files. far from elegant in my opinion but then again i'm not the one paying the bill for the hosting and service so I don't get to complain too much.

Just thoughts really, i'm constantly looking into stuff like this as i'm planning moving away from Windows myself and knowing solutions to things like websites not working properly in Linux browsers are interesting.

As for AutoCAD.. I remember there was a CAD program around somewhere for Linux that could work with AutoCAD's DWG files but I forgot the name i'll have a look around for it.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 04:31 PM   #1534
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Quote:
Originally posted by OldPlanet
I would love to see foobar2000 ported to Linux. It is a very powerful audioplayer, there is no good replacement for it yet. It support gapless playback (even of mp3s, using LAME headers), is highliy configurable, and supports all the formats i need out of the box.

I hope that LAMIP will be everything that foobar2000 is.
You've looked at amarok?

Samsara
 
Old 02-26-2005, 12:05 AM   #1535
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Question How to port MS VSS to Linux

Can Anyone give me some details on How Microsoft Visual Source Safe works And how it can be ported on to linux , because i'm working on it quite seriously as that decides my life. this is kind of Urgent.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 12:46 AM   #1536
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Starcraft, hey its an 8 year old game about time someone made it available on linux
 
Old 02-27-2005, 11:21 AM   #1537
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Old 02-28-2005, 03:59 AM   #1538
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Re: How to port MS VSS to Linux

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Can Anyone give me some details on How Microsoft Visual Source Safe works And how it can be ported on to linux , because i'm working on it quite seriously as that decides my life. this is kind of Urgent.
I managed to get Visual Studio 6
on Win4Lin

so I would think VSS would be the same.

You could also try wine (or crossover):
http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?versionId=308

But I would think it would be riskier

someone gave it silver:

http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibi...ame?app_id=497

Last edited by henryg; 02-28-2005 at 04:02 AM.
 
Old 02-28-2005, 07:47 AM   #1539
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It will be great if we find any midi sampler and audio editing tool such as Fruity Loops or Cakewalk etc. ported with Linux.
But before that some good audio player with equalizer, bass and treble boost and which is capable of playing midi files should be ported as a complete package.
 
Old 02-28-2005, 10:38 AM   #1540
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Re: Re: How to port MS VSS to Linux

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Originally posted by henryg
I managed to get Visual Studio 6
on Win4Lin
<strike>What about the .Net framework? Did that install? Can you develop .Net apps via Win4Lin?</strike>

Nevermind, I was thinking of Visual Studio 2003/VS.Net.

Last edited by KimVette; 02-28-2005 at 10:50 AM.
 
Old 03-03-2005, 04:31 AM   #1541
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well something like kazaa and windows media player (as powerful as windows media player)must be ported to linux
even some api must be developed so that many applications my be be ported to linux from windows just by recompilation, but that,s a long job
or may be linux may grow as java grows and implemented for all application insted of c
you know why windows is popular because end home user are using windows that is why developers are sticking to windows .therefore api for windows are being developed.linux can only be popular when there are enough goodies like good media payer and other internet based application
 
Old 03-03-2005, 08:07 AM   #1542
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Re: Re: Re: How to port MS VSS to Linux

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Originally posted by KimVette
<strike>What about the .Net framework? Did that install? Can you develop .Net apps via Win4Lin?</strike>

Nevermind, I was thinking of Visual Studio 2003/VS.Net.
try the new Win4Lin Pro
its meant to run WIndows XP

I couldnt get it to install
and I have no idea of its compatibility

but if its like Vmware then yeah I suppose you can get VS.NET installed

I can't stand Vmware
But Win4Lin 98 is pretty cool
 
Old 03-03-2005, 10:54 AM   #1543
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well something like kazaa
Yes, please port Kazaa -- spyware and all! (sorry, couldn't resist).

Seriously though - if you're into Bittorrent, try Azureus.

Try Shareaza under wine if you must use the dog-slow gnutella network - it "should" work under wine, and it is spyware free.

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and windows media player (as powerful as windows media player)must be ported to linux
Linux's media players (mplayer, xine, etc.) are MORE powerful than Windows Media Player. Also, Windows Media Player runs under wine.

you know why windows is popular because end home user are using windows that is why developers are sticking to windows .therefore api for windows are being developed.linux can only be popular when there are enough goodies like good media payer and other internet based application [/B][/QUOTE]

Linux browsers and media players are BETTER than the ones for Windows. There is NO contest there.

Why is Windows so popular? Because the IDEs for developers are so darn easy to use, and enable rapid development, and the documentation in MSDN Library is far better and more complete than X/gtk/qt/etc. programming/api documentation (Linux programming documentation is sparse, to put it politely). Making it easy to develop applications and making the IDE very, very affordable caused a lot of software vendors to look and Windows, and say "Yeah, we'll put a few million into developing a Windows version of our application" and before long there was a huge selection business software for Windows - something Microsoft badly needed in order for Windows to really catch on, especially with their OS/2 divorce from IBM and with the Macintosh beginning to make waves with its full-color display and multitasking, windowing OS -- on fast 32-bit processors.

Microsoft made a very, very good business decision when they put billions into developing Visual Studio, and pulled one even better when they integrated the MSDN Library into it. Need documentation on an API? Just put your cursor in it, hit a key, and the documentation on that call comes up.

What Linux needs is not media players (it has plenty, and they are more capable than M$'s) - what it needs is a GOOD IDE, and GOOD, COMPLETE documentation which integrates into the IDE. KDevelop and Quanta are good baby steps, but they're no Visual Studio.
 
Old 03-03-2005, 12:32 PM   #1544
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I can't stand Visual Studio and I've being working with it for too long.
Monodevelop feels cleaner.
I use Kwrite for webdevelopment - does everything I need
(apart from compiling DLLs)

Visual Studio.NET specially is an abomination as an IDE
very counterproductive
by polluting the environment with so many buttons and visible choices
I, at least, find it hard to keep track of things.

I don't know about the other IDE's
Maybe its the whole IDE approach that should be revisited.
Less is more.

Sure have all the functionality you want, just don't overwhelm the programmer, with unecessary gizmos, unswitcheable panes, unwanted templates (ie code comments etc),welcome page,opening 200 windows (since last time)

In principle all the above could (after painstaking searching) be switched off.
Even then I can't get rid of some of the automated templating.
The defaults should be minimalist to the extreme, and let the user add stuff as he goes on discovering.

Of course that is and never will be Microsoft way.
I am surprised they didn't add Clipper to VS Studio as default.

Maybe Eclipse is the solution.
But I never got past - just installing it.
 
Old 03-03-2005, 05:50 PM   #1545
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top CAD programs archicad, autocad. some games would be nice too but it not so important.
 
  


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