Hi all !
After I've written the Linux Sucks article, I started to think how can I still run any of the "good" (read Windows based) editors on Linux. And to tell you the truth, I've tried to run each and every one of those I found on different lists under WINE but to no avail.
But no more. I've successfully installed and can run in Zoundry Blog Editor, from which I post this entry.
Here's an install procedure (I use Gentoo, so I presume anyone who doesn't can adapt this to his/her own needs):
- Install IES4Linux on my machine (it installs WINE as well, so I don't have to).
- Run an Internet Explorer and try to browse. If you do so, then go over to Zoundry and download the Zoundry Blog Writer.
- In the same Internet Explorer window, go to File->Open and open the file you've downloaded.
- Install should start and install the application.
- Install mfc42.dll - get it from any Windows XP installation or here (legality of this action is beyond this post. Check with your lawer just in case). Copy it to a <ie6 install folder>/drive_c/windows/system and system32. Regsvr32 it:
- Zoundry should be installed now and run fine.
This is what you get when you're done:
Note1: when I installed Zoundry in default WINE folder ~/.wine, I had this when I tried to run it:
That's why I started to lookout for another way.
I've tried the following apps using the same technique, but they still don't work:
- BlogJet (and wow, I like its editor so far even more than Zoundry, with the exception that it's not really free and that it doesn't support Blogger's labels):
P.S. Does anyone knows how to force an application under WINE ( a game) to see a folder as it was a CDROM? I set it to do so, but it doesn't work. And I have no wish to burn a CD for that...Thanks
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