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Old 03-02-2016, 08:25 PM   #1
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installing Simply Accounting with Wine


I have Simply Accounting installed on a laptop that dual-boots between Windows 7 and Linux Mint. Windows 7 never goes online, and in fact is usually booted simply to run Simply Accounting.

Since the day may come when I have no computers with Windows, and because I still find Gnucash a little rough around the edges, I am thinking of trying to install Simply Accounting with Wine on one of my Linux partitions.

I assume that Simply Accounting will try (if it manages to run in the first place) to contact its parent corporation, and I would prefer it did not.

Is there a way to ensure that a particular program rest incommunicado?
 
Old 03-02-2016, 09:27 PM   #2
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Since the day may come when I have no computers with Windows, and because I still find Gnucash a little rough around the edges, I am thinking of trying to install Simply Accounting with Wine on one of my Linux partitions.
Hi...

What version of the program are you running and is this a paid version for which you have obtained a license for from the company?

Also, from what I see here and here, it doesn't appear Simply Accounting has a good history in WINE. The newer Sage 50 has a connection manager for Linux but is only supported in RHEL 5, RHED 5 and SUSE Enterprise Server 10. Newer versions of Sage may support newer versions and, perhaps, more distributions.

You find more information at the links below...

http://help.simplyaccounting.com/cdn...tallSimply.htm

https://support.na.sage.com/selfserv...1857&sliceId=1

https://partners.sagenorthamerica.co...260-23553.html

http://cdn.na.sage.com/ftp/sa/instal...ger_Readme.txt

Please bear in mind that these are for the Canadian version, which may or may not be different from the U.S. version.

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Is there a way to ensure that a particular program rest incommunicado?
Blocking ports that Simply Accounting uses may be one way of doing it. However, you would need to find out exactly what ports are being used and to make sure that other traffic are not using the same ports. I'm also not sure if Simply Accounting would "bounce around" trying to find a usable port.

While I'm not sure how you would block ports in Linux, with Windows 7, you could use the instructions in the video here. Also, Sage 50 network network configuration information can be found here.

Hope this helps.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 03-02-2016 at 09:36 PM. Reason: Changed wordage.
 
Old 03-03-2016, 07:28 PM   #3
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i have moved a few games that i bought on windows over to wine
but i had to make a copy of the MS windows system registry of the games FIRST
this can be somewhat easy to darn outright F'ing hard

a long time ago i got into the habit of making win reg. back ups BEFORE installing a program and after , then using "diff" on the two to see just what was done to my system
-- YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED !!!! at the things that are done by some windows "installers"
-- Or not ?????


then import the *.reg file for that game into the wine system registry
 
Old 03-03-2016, 09:15 PM   #4
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I am using Simply Accounting 2010. As I have a paid version on my Windows partition, I didn't want to take any risk of Sage Accounting thinking that I was running more than one version of their software.
I decided that, as I was about to install a new system on a laptop, I would try to install Simply Accounting before I reformatted the laptop, side-stepping the question of how to stop the program calling home. The installation seemed to run neatly enough. . .but then refused to launch. I tried both a full installation (using my serial number) and a trial installation, without result.
So, I guess I will read up on the other accounting programs, and probably try harder with Gnucash!
Thanks
 
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You're welcome.

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I hope this isn't too stale but I am trying to get Simply Accounting 2009 Premium to run, Canadian version. I have it installed and I reach the point of either creating a company file or restoring from backup and it crashes. I am wondering if the problem is the database connection... Would installing Windows ODBC drivers / MS SQL as described in section 4.3.6.2 at https://www.winehq.org/docs/wineusr-...s-to-configure do the trick? Might need some native dlls. I had already copied some over based on the output when I run wine SimplyAccounting.exe and the output seems to change but I think it really is the database connectivity that is the problem.. At least at this stage.
 
  


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