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Author Topic: wordperfect 8 for linux  (Read 9074 times)
sledgehammer
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« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2009, 06:52:07 pm »

uelsk8s

When I tried to copy your etc/ld.so.conf to my /etc, I discovered that I had lied as I already had one.  However it did't have all of your libraries in it, so I added them.  Here it is now:

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/lib
/usr/lib
/usr/local/lib
/usr/X11R6/lib
/usr/i386-linux-gnulibc1/lib
/usr/i486-slackware-linux/lib
/usr/lib/qt/lib

I reinstalled wplinux after making the ld.so.conf change, above, but it didn't help.  I notice that I get a lot of background (terminal) errors just as I start the wplinux install program.  All of them are like the following:

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Warning: translation table syntax error: Unknown keysym name:  osfCancel
Warning: ... found while parsing '<Key>osfCancel:PrimitiveParentCancel()'
Warning: translation table syntax error: Unknown keysym name:  osfHelp
Warning: ... found while parsing '<Key>osfHelp:Help()'
Warning: translation table syntax error: Unknown keysym name:  osfCancel
Warning: ... found while parsing '<Key>osfCancel:MenuEscape()'
Warning: translation table syntax error: Unknown keysym name:  osfLeft
Warning: ... found while parsing '<Key>osfLeft:MenuTraverseLeft()'
Warning: translation table syntax error: Unknown keysym name:  osfRight
Warning: ... found while parsing '<Key>osfRight:MenuTraverseRight()'
Warning: translation table syntax error: Unknown keysym name:  osfUp
Warning: ... found while parsing '<Key>osfUp:MenuTraverseUp()'
Warning: translation table syntax error: Unknown keysym name:  osfDown
Warning: ... found while parsing '<Key>osfDown:MenuTraverseDown()'

The install program itself however gives no error.

I agree with the comments that wplinux is an ugly-looking program.  However, unlike Kword, a wpd document saved in wplinux can be used by another WP user, using a recent version of WP on a recent non-linux machine without fooling around with the formatting.  Same can't quite be said yet for wpd docs saved with kword.  And the printing problems are handled fairly easily by, if I recall correctly, choosing some kind of a pass-through printer option.

As I mentioned, I think wp6 dos should run on dosemu and I will try that if wplinux no longer works.  There's a lawyer in our building who still uses it (wp6 dos).  Only guy I know who knows where to find everything he once did in the same format he did it in. (he tried windows for a year or so before going back to dos).

John
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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2009, 08:23:47 am »

Quick note:

When, after doing all this, I tried to run lovely lyx, it would not start.  Had to follow nightflier's suggestion re opera

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/usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4 -> /usr/lib/qt-4.4.1/libQtGui.so.4
/usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4 -> /usr/lib/qt-4.4.1/libQtCore.so.4

before lyx would run.

John
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uelsk8s
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« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2009, 08:33:36 am »

that is because /usr/lib/qt-4.4.1 is not in your /etc/ld.so.conf
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« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2009, 09:07:23 am »

Thanks!

It is now.

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/lib
/usr/lib
/usr/local/lib
/usr/X11R6/lib
/usr/i386-linux-gnulibc1/lib
/usr/i486-slackware-linux/lib
/usr/lib/qt/lib
/usr/lib/qt-4.4.1/lib

John
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uelsk8s
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« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2009, 11:17:17 am »

but the files are in /usr/lib/qt-4.4.1/ not /usr/lib/qt-4.4.1/lib/  Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2009, 11:55:30 am »

Pity they never made WordStar for Linux, some of us have fond memories of ^KB, ^KK etc. and I've still got my DOS install disks for WordStar 7...

I don't think there's a big advantage to having an up to date word processor if the task you want to do is mainly about inputting and then printing out a lot of text. The old ones like WordStar, WordPerfect, PC-Write etc. handled that very well.

There was also a DOS version of StarWriter, the forerunner of StarOffice and OpenOffice which despite some quirks also worked very well and had multifont capability.
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« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2009, 12:28:48 pm »

I bet those old word processors would run in dosbox or similar. Microsoft even gives away the DOS version of Word for free: http://download.microsoft.com/download/word97win/Wd55_be/97/WIN98/EN-US/Wd55_ben.exe
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« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2009, 01:27:21 pm »

uelsk8s

Thanks again.

here it is now:

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/lib
/usr/lib
/usr/local/lib
/usr/X11R6/lib
/usr/i386-linux-gnulibc1/lib
/usr/i486-slackware-linux/lib
/usr/lib/qt/lib
/usr/lib/qt-4.4.1

John
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« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2009, 02:51:33 pm »

WP8 oh! I remember it from old days when I try Slackware 3.6, Caldera linux and RH 5.2, IIRC
I was still a student at university ...
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« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2009, 03:59:54 pm »

Pity they never made WordStar for Linux, some of us have fond memories of ^KB, ^KK etc. and I've still got my DOS install disks for WordStar 7...
But there were clones, Joe (Joe's Own Editor) for one, which I had nothing to do with BTW... Grin
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« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2009, 11:22:30 pm »

I know people who are running WordStar for DOS in Linux under DOSemu. Give it a try if you're really interested!

You can find some very helpful information here:
 http://www.wordstar2.com/wiki/index.php?WordStarAndDOS
--GrannyGeek
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« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2009, 09:24:47 am »

I found this while roaming, it involves strace
which might get more information of the failures:

http://www.wpuniverse.com/vb/showthread.php?threadid=26607

Bigpaws
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« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2009, 09:44:20 am »

GrannyGeek,

Thanks for reminding us of Wordstar Dos.  Wordstar 2 for Windows was not much, but Wordstar Dos is probably the best word processor ever. A user's group is still active.  Once learned, the dot commands allow very fast and accurate formatting.

For more info, send a message to wslinux-request@wordstar2.com) containing just the word 'help' in the message body, and an email message will be sent back with instructions.

Those who have questions, problems, comments, etc, send them to wslinux-owner@wordstar2.com.


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« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2009, 01:28:56 am »

Even though I give John more that his fair share of crap, I am most impressed with how he converted his law offices to run using Vector.....

Really well done, my friend, and proof that Vector is quite comfortable in the business world.
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« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2009, 11:47:11 am »

I know people who are running WordStar for DOS in Linux under DOSemu. Give it a try if you're really interested!

You can find some very helpful information here:
 http://www.wordstar2.com/wiki/index.php?WordStarAndDOS
--GrannyGeek

Thanks, I'll have a look at it.

I had thought of getting and installing FreeDOS as there's other software I used to use on DOS and now miss, for example PC-File (a very neat DBF-based database system).

Thanks for the tip about Joe's editor too.
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