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WINE idea

Post by bluedoor3 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:39 pm

I'm a novice when it comes to this, but I have ideas. Coders and Idea-ers, can do without the RTFMs, please.

here it goes.....for what it's worth....


My main project was developed from scratch using Excel VBA Macro. I learnt VBA by Record Macro, looked at the code, and created
one big mess that works. It basically does a web query, yes you can Record Macro a web site, look at the code, and manipulate the tables onto a spreadsheet, and the epic begins, it never seems to end, the workbook becomes a whale, but the task gets done.

Then, along comes another MS update, win stupid 10, and my XP OS project eventually cannot do the web query because of a internet protocol, TLS 1.2.
I may get away seeing the web page using OPERA, but that's it. I can log into a particular website, but no financial transactions, it is blocked because I need to upgrade.

I can probably use win 7 pro, but in a few years I be back to square 1, no access, because TLS 3.0 is around the corner.
FORCED upgrade to Win 10, and MS can go.....itself. I personally don't really need all that "furniture".

So, I did look at WINE and this thing they do where one can make it happen in a virtual environment. But that is not really my game.
I just want the web page info with what I spent literally years to get it right, and it's all I know to code.

So,
Why not build a project in WINE/LINUX that is an application where one downloads, installs and bingo, it runs excel, and the web query/s, the ultimate test or goal to achieve, and be in tune with the TLS thing ?

My contribution would be the web site access and test, then feed back, and glitches fixed. I am sure there are others out there in similar situations.
And are stuck or forced to upgrade for no real benefit except to MS and "others" with this push marketing.


I have been to the WINE forums, tried Python, and all have opinions, suggestions, RTFMs and ignorance.

But a complete package, great idea !

Yes ?

Thanks

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Re: WINE idea

Post by xenopeek » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:58 pm

I'm trying to understand what the project is you're doing and how it will benefit Linux Mint's users.

If you want to stay locked-in to Microsoft technology, can't you just use Office 365? I'd assume most Excel users can relatively easily migrate to LibreOffice Calc unless they have very big VBA scripts. LibreOffice Calc can, if so configured, run some VBA scripts. Otherwise VBA scripts would need to be converted to LibreOffice Basic.
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Re: WINE idea

Post by bluedoor3 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:49 am

Thanks for the reply/s
  • I'm trying to understand what the project is you're doing and how it will benefit Linux Mint's users.
May help those who are bored.

Have tried LibreOffice, the macro is not qite there yet, I think to do what works.

Office365, have no intentions with it. If it's cloud based and subscriptions, then definately not.

To be honest, I'm hoping others who have migrated from MS and started fresh may be interested.
Just an idea I though I put out....
Thanks

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Re: WINE idea

Post by Pierre » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:03 am

the ./wine project is more about supporting Application / Software, than supporting any Macros.

some folks also use a front-end for their ./wine as well:
- Play On Linux:
https://www.playonlinux.com/en/
- Crossover:
https://www.codeweavers.com/
that's a Commercial Version, though.
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Re: WINE idea

Post by bluedoor3 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:13 am

  • the ./wine project is more about supporting Application / Software, than supporting any Macros.
Not looking to directly support a macro.
I want to run Excel, which has the macros within it.

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Post by Pierre » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:15 am

which M$ office version are you now using ?.
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Re: WINE idea

Post by kc1di » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:45 am

If your interested in running MS Office your best bet is Crossover Linux, but you'll have to pay for that one. Better in the long run to use Libreoffice or even WPS office and learn new system. What your doing is reinventing the wheel. For little gain. But to each His/her own.
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Re: WINE idea

Post by Moem » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:54 am

bluedoor3 wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:49 am
I'm trying to understand what the project is you're doing and how it will benefit Linux Mint's users.
May help those who are bored.
That's a pretty weak reason... if you think this will not benefit anyone other than you, why would anyone bother?
This seems like a request for help rather than an idea or community project, and that is fine. Maybe you should post it as such.
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Re: WINE idea

Post by bluedoor3 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:28 am

ok
delete the idea, will never be solved, in our time

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Re: WINE idea

Post by Pierre » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:45 am

we don't delete your post(s) as a rule, so this idea will remain - for prosperity.
8)

& maybe, move onto project B . . .
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Re: WINE idea

Post by bluedoor3 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:25 am

Ok
But I had to make sure what prosperity meant
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/prosperity

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Re: WINE idea

Post by rambo919 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:31 am

Office 2007 works fine through playonlinux, the one's above it though are problematic because it needs microsoft server activation which can be.... problematic. A solution could be some kinda direct and non-workaround crack but these typically don't exist so probably no office on linux for you unless you can cope with 2007, if you can find a cheap office 2010 key you can test it with PoL but it looks like it's still very buggy.

Remember "microsoft loves linux".... but it loves windows more.

EDIT: nope current ver of PoL is bust for MS software, a way of manually installing 2007 seems best, though it's a bit of effort to get it just right.

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