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Running pgAdmin2 under Unix: Wine or HBasic

From: Jean-Michel POURE <jm(dot)poure(at)freesurf(dot)fr>
To: "pgadmin-hackers" <pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Running pgAdmin2 under Unix: Wine or HBasic
Date: 2003-02-11 08:44:23
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Dear friends,

Yesterday, I had a look at Wine manual in order to try to understand how to 
register .ocx components, with the idea of running pgAdmin2 under Linux 
without modifications.

Visual Basic is reported working "like a charm" on Wine application site. But 
I don't understand whether ActiveX objects and compiled executables can 
co-exist under Wine. If anyone has informations about pgAdmin under Wine, I 
would really appreciate it.

Furthermore, reading threads on the Wine developper list, I found the web 
address of a crazy project,, which seems to be 
a port of Visual Basic to Linux with .NET features. The project is released 
under GPL and is the work of a single developper. [What's more funny is that 
yesterday evening, I started reading "The cathedral and the Bazaar" which I 
bought at FOSDEM. And the same day I found that some guy coming out of 
nowhere had ported VB to Linux in the timeframe of a year and a half. We are 
living in an amazing world.]

I was not able to compile HBasic under Linux, because some files are missing. 
In the INSTALL file, the author explains that he is using Qt31 but did not 
test the application under Qt30. I sent an email to the author, but some of 
you(r smart guys) might also be interested in trying to compile HBasic.

HBasic offer the following features:
- VB syntax,
- text editor,
- dialog and menu editors,
- Interpreted or compiled execution,
- Integration of third party widgets (probably designed in Qt-designer, 
provided that you follow some quidelines),
- Integration of third party libraries and C++ code,
- Compilation under .NET (sorry I don't know anything about .NET).

Frank Luppo submitted really nice patches lately (thanks!). Running pgAdmin2 
under Linux, one way (Wine) or another (HBasic), would be another "solution 
for the lazy". What do you think?

Cheers, Jean-Michel

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