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Old 07-05-2015, 05:11 PM   #1
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HOWTO make Adobe Illustrator 8 to work! *The Stable Method*


Hello,

For some of you, or many, you may eventually think that you cannot run Illustrator on Linux. Right?

Well, it is actually a bit correct that Illustrator is not particularly working or a bit tricky to work
(although whatever is mentioned here https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManag...ication&iId=20
Those Wine reports never meant much.)

You may follow this procedure to run Illustrator Vers.8.
It may eventually work for other versions, but it has NOT been tested. Here, it is for the version 8.

(1) Remove your >1.4-2 version of Wine onto your stable or testing Debian. Remove your 1.6.x wine version.

(2) Then make sure that you have a 1.4.1 version of Wine installed, but well not whatever 1.4.1 works !!!
The debs from official Debian (Wheezy) are not working for the version 8 of Illustrator!!

Install is not a problem for any wine versions, but running stable is something else.

You need those very exact debs, which are below with an md5sum! Herewith the MD5SUM!

Working version of Wine:
75f2aa54f2c57b6db636123c969f7b1a libwine_1.4.1-4_i386.deb
c74dac7169094d72b38efa13e94a687e libwine-bin_1.4.1-4_i386.deb
0170ceb250f6c9e4f057c64254542d71 libwine-cms_1.4.1-4_i386.deb
271e115cacf7b8508158be2654bfce00 libwine-gecko-1.4_1.4+dfsg1-3_all.deb
cba5a6f33bc7afe7558d00d0c31b6148 libwine-gphoto2_1.4.1-4_i386.deb
d1baccb504a0440abef55aeac915c4d7 libwine-print_1.4.1-4_i386.deb
58e9f71e2402cf5f285b24c2ba46baf8 wine_1.4.1-4_i386.deb
343a9e51ce4634f8e29c0971b12c19bf wine-bin_1.4.1-4_i386.deb

Once you have those debs, install with e.g. dpkg -i *.deb and make sure to override the newer 1.6 version of Wine on your Jessie, Sid,... Debian!!

You can check the wine version with the command: wine --version.

So, until now, you end up with a wine version of 1.4.1 that will work.

(3) The next question winetricks and DCOM98, Sir?
The correct answer is that you shall not search and install DCOM98 and do not need winetricks.

(4) Make sure that you have enough memory. A way to be really sure, if you have a lot of space on your disk, is to add a swap of 2GB.
Code:
cd /opt ; echo create_swap ; dd if=/dev/zero of=swapfile bs=1024 count=2000000 ; mkswap                swapfile; chown root:root swapfile ; chmod 0600   swapfile ; swapon swapfile ; swapon -s
(5) If you agree (please beware to this command! You shall know what you do), I can prove you that no tricks are needed:
rm -rf ~/.wine

(6) Get your genuine CDROM and install with Setup, and launch Illustrator.exe (no need of wineboot!)

(7) It shall work!! This method is very stable.

I wish you a lot of success and thank you for reading my howto. Thank you Uncle Pat!

Please give us our testing feedbacks.

Best Regards
Pat, another Debian developer
 
Old 07-06-2015, 01:06 PM   #2
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but WHY use a 17 year old version of the Microsoft only vector drawing program

there have been a lot of changes since 1998

and there ARE linux programs that are way newer that 1998
 
Old 07-07-2015, 03:45 PM   #3
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but WHY use a 17 year old version of the Microsoft only vector drawing program

there have been a lot of changes since 1998

and there ARE linux programs that are way newer that 1998
Sure however Linux will never surpass this method.

1) Well, let me ask you another question to let you understand. Which window manager do you use under Linux? -KDE?

2) Another hint: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_bloat

3) Do we really need faster computers to write more bloated software?
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/...d-think-again/
Is Linux bloated? I say no. With regards to system requirements, the platform has aged with a grace no other system has. However, Inkscape and Gimp: I say yes, absolutely.
 
Old 07-07-2015, 03:52 PM   #4
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I start asking myself do we really need such powerful processors? Even A10 a single core Cortex-A8 at 1Ghz is capable of decoding and playing video. Then what the hell you need more? Can you watch 16 videos at same time?

The only consequence of the powerful hardware I see is that programmers write more and more bloated software on it. They become lazier, because the hardware is fast they do not try to learn algorithms nor to optimize their code why use quick sort when my computer can sort the array for a microsecond using bubble sort?
https://olimex.wordpress.com/2013/08...ated-software/

Long life to bubble sort guys!!!
 
  


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