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Posted by Slvrmoontiger   (2 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Wed 24 Jul 2013 11:02 PM (UTC)

Amended on Wed 24 Jul 2013 11:45 PM (UTC) by Slvrmoontiger

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I was wondering if its possible to provide the source code so those that would like to install natively under Linux can. Since this is a C++ application it should be able to be compiled for Linux without need of WINE.

Amending this suggestion. I see someone posted something for Mac OS X too. I wanted to state my reason behind requesting this. I'm on an older laptop, not a lot of memory and very small hard drive. Running under WINE is impossible for me.
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Posted by Fiendish   USA  (1,774 posts)  [Biography] bio   Global Moderator
Date Reply #1 on Thu 25 Jul 2013 12:12 AM (UTC)

Amended on Thu 25 Jul 2013 12:15 AM (UTC) by Fiendish

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Since this is a C++ application it should be able to be compiled for Linux without need of WINE.

The source code IS available on github. But the extent to which you are wrong is staggeringly large. Nothing can be done to make it run natively on Linux short of an almost complete rewrite. Win32 MFC is not something that can be merely wished away.

https://github.com/fiendish/aardwolfclientpackage
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,651 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #2 on Fri 26 Jul 2013 01:13 AM (UTC)
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Sorry, but the amount of work required to move the source away from depending on MFC would be huge (perhaps by design, eh Microsoft?).

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Slvrmoontiger   (2 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #3 on Fri 26 Jul 2013 06:42 AM (UTC)
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Of course its by design. They are scared of letting anything go anyway but their way. I understand. Just that I thought this would be a nice client to use as it seems someone has worked out a nice infobar for the MUD I play and color schemes and everything. I doubt that that will work on my current client. Oh well.
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Posted by Fiendish   USA  (1,774 posts)  [Biography] bio   Global Moderator
Date Reply #4 on Sun 28 Jul 2013 04:49 AM (UTC)

Amended on Sun 28 Jul 2013 05:01 AM (UTC) by Fiendish

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I don't think there's any kind of shell API design that would allow easy portability between different shells without major collaboration between completely disinterested parties. Transforming from MFC/Win32 to GTK+ (Gnome) is no more complicated than going from GTK+ to Qt (KDE).

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I'm on an older laptop, not a lot of memory and very small hard drive. Running under WINE is impossible for me.

Have you tried? Wine has incredibly low overhead.

https://github.com/fiendish/aardwolfclientpackage
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,651 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #5 on Sun 28 Jul 2013 07:59 AM (UTC)
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Yeah. Wine Is Not an Emulator, you know. It runs code natively.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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