Simple problem: I wanted to install the excellent (and free) DBDesigner from fabFORCE.net on my Ubuntu 6.10 ( the Edgy Eft) .
Always the same answer, a quick googling gave some results:
- a Blogger giving clear instructions about DBDesigner 4 on Ubuntu
- WDokuWiki with a lot of things messed by different people (!). I love Wikis and I have been using them a lot since 2002 but you can't do anything against chaos ;-)
- The Ubuntu forum , always the best source of information!
Half a hour later, despite all my funky tweaks (tweet tweet), I still can't connect to my existing databases and use the fabulous reverse-engineering feature !!!
Then - oh Happy Day - I came across a post by kno712 (thank you).
Re: A small guide to install DBDesigner4
Here we go! I am already using wine-0.9.27 to work with an evaluation version of Dreamweaver 8 and this is an easy tool to use.
Update following Enigma Curry's commen:
Dialog boxes will pop under the main program window such that you'll have to minimize the main window to even see them. This seems to be a bug in wine... If this bother you as much as me, you'll reboot with windozzzz (sic) if you need to do a lot of work with DBdesigner !
Just to help, I have written a quick script:
|# Go to a standard temp directory to download DBDesigner|
# to install wine-0.9.27 if you haven't it
sudo apt-get -Y wine
# to install DBDesigner
# To run DBDesigner
cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/fabFORCE
One last thing is, compare the quality of the GUI and the fonts:
|wine-0.9.27 + DBDesigner126.96.36.199_Setup.exe|
|alien + DBDesigner188.8.131.52.tar.gz|
No doubt, the wine version ROCKS!
Morality: better stick to the simplest solution (I LOVE wine) and don't try to pretend you are a Linux professional !