I will collect my notes about running Wine and CrossOver Office here.
A long time ago, I wrote how to run
Visio 4.1 Technical with
Next version, 980927 had this patch included! I guess that I become wine contributor :-).
Back then, if you wanted to use wine with comdlg32 patch, you had to start it with wine -dll -comdlg32 visio32.exe so that you could use open and save.
And now, to more recent developments...
Note: I tried to install .zip format, but it didn't work for me. That's why you need first to install MSI 2.0 update.
$ /opt/cxoffice/bin/wine "C:~WB~WINDOWS~WB~SYSTEM~WB~msiexec.exe" /i \ ActivePerl-184.108.40.2061-MSWin32-x86-122208.msiAfter a while, it should be over.
$ uname -a Linux llin 2.6.10-1-686 #1 Tue Jan 18 04:34:19 EST 2005 i686 GNU/Linux $ /opt/cxoffice/bin/wine "c:\Perl\bin\perl.exe" -vYou should get something like:
This is perl, v5.8.6 built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread (with 3 registered patches, see perl -V for more detail) Copyright 1987-2004, Larry Wall Binary build 811 provided by ActiveState Corp. http://www.ActiveState.com ActiveState is a division of Sophos. Built Dec 13 2004 09:52:01 Perl may be copied only under the terms of either the Artistic License or the GNU General Public License, which may be found in the Perl 5 source kit. Complete documentation for Perl, including FAQ lists, should be found on this system using `man perl' or `perldoc perl'. If you have access to the Internet, point your browser at http://www.perl.org/, the Perl Home Page.
That's it! It wasn't hard at all.
And, now assorted list of links to get you started with Excel and OLE automation.
See also PerlMonks discussion about this topic.