TMG running under Ubuntu Linux 6.06
For some time now I have been running The Master Genealogist(TMG) v6.12 using various types of emulation. The latest news is that it runs best and perfectly, as far as I have been able to accertain so far, under Crossover 6.1. There was a real problem with Crossover 6.0 with menus running off the screen and hanging which I referred to in an earlier post. That seems to have been completely solved.
You will see below a rather cryptic description of what I think is a crucial test which it seems to pass.
The bottle into which TMG was loaded has these features:
: Win98 bottle - following loaded
Win OLE Compnents & part 2, DCOM98, Win Installer 2.0 Redistributable
msls31, MFC liraries for Axtive X, MS Express 6
IE6 SP1 & tools, Media Player 6.4, Firefox 1.5
MSXML 4.0 SP2 Parser & SDK, Second Site
TMG (for ian), TMG Utility
How these programs are loaded was explained by John Layt (thanks for that) at:
Configuration>Control Panel>winecfg>Desktop Integration: My Documents = /home/ian/MyDocuments (This is a link to "/media/WinXP/Documents and Settings/Ian/My Documents" in my case.)
The real test for me is in TMG File>Maintenance>Validate File Integrity>Search For Missing Exhibits>Specify Folders to Search
To do test this I did the following:
Run the check initally and note the number of exhibits not found. It should be a low number, possibly 0.
Try changing the name of one subfolder, say from /My Documents/FamilyTree/Marriage to MMarriage, or /My Documents/FamilyTree to xFamilyTree. Run the check and yyy files will not be found.
Then Specify Folder My Documents\MMarriage (or /My Documents/xFamilyTree) as a folder to check . Run and a message will appear: "Corrected the path for yyy exhibits."
Check that exhibit files have been found and their paths correctly assigned and they can be accessed from the Exhibit Log.
Crossover v6.1 & TMG
Note: At startup of TMG there is an error message: "Vistual FoxPro cannot start. Cannot create program temp workspace files. Press F1 for help <OK>"
Press OK and restart the programme, the error does not recur. It appears the first time TMG is run in a session.
Performing the above test on exhibits: All the exhibit files were found even when a new folder was specified to search. Path were changed correctly and all exhibits seemed to be accessible. (This was on a r/w NTFS partition using ntfs-3g.)
TMG Preferences for Files>Preferences>Project>Advanced
Exhibit folder: c:\windows\profiles\crossover\My Documents\FamilyTree\
Backups: c:\windows\profiles\crossover\My Documents\FamilyTree\TheMasterGenealogistBackups\
Preferences>General (TMG only seems to work with this set to default entry as below.)
Default project path: C:\PROGRAM FILES\THE MASTER GENEALOGIST\Projects\
The bottom line seems to be that Crossover 6.1 runs TMG with a score 5 out of 6. Everything that I have tested and use for a family tree of 400 people works. But I'll keep posting my disoveries.
Latest news 1 June 07:
In TMG Contextual help appears to work.
Visual Chart Form all works with CUPS printer (Sanyo ML-4600 using lj5grey driver with 300dpi greyscale. Help does not work and produces error which goes on pressing <OK> sometimes several times is needed.
For information neither Win4LinPro v4.0 nor ParallelsWorkstation v2 was able to perfom the exhibit file finding. It is something to to with TMG or VisualFoxPro not being able to search for //HOST: or other network files. Wine seems to have overcome this problem completely.
I hope this is of help.