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February 12, 2009, 12:55:47 PM
#15
Cool, thanks!

I think there are quite a few of us that would love to do a Mac version.  It's very interesting to hear about different firms views of the market and the reasons for the decisions they've taken for PC vs. Mac.  We appreciate the insight!

William

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* March 07, 2009, 11:49:50 AM
#16
Hi,

I have no doubt that a quality CAD for Linux would be interesting, as it is the next generation OS (SOHO and server).  Keep this in mind IMSI...

BR, f


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* March 17, 2009, 01:18:16 AM
#17
I joined this forum just to add my vote to add a Mac version of this application.  I'm a designer and there is a real shortage of 2D and 3D CAD apps for the Mac.  I would think having a Mac might also help you gain entry into the academic market (as many schools still use a lot of Macs).

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March 17, 2009, 06:09:48 AM
#18
Cool.  Thanks.  We've got another vote for Linux and another vote for Mac...  It's always in discussion here.  They when and how questions are still being investigated too.

Bigkahuna, I hope you stick around, you're welcome here for more than your vote.  It's always great to have a real mix of users providing input and feedback!  Thanks

-- William

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March 18, 2009, 04:13:43 AM
#19
Wmanning, count me in for Linux!  ;)
That would be a dream come true.

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* March 30, 2009, 05:12:20 AM
#20
Hi! I'm new to Doublecad, I come from a long time autocad experience, and I'm trying to switch to linux.
I realize that a complete linux port is way too hard to be real, but perhaps the way is not too narrow. I don't think that make the DC run under wine would be too hard: bricscad, a member of the intellicad consortium, is now selling a linux version that is nothing less than a windows ver customized to match wine API.

Maybe it wouldn't take too long. And it would open a huge market  still waiting for a cad messiah.   ;)   

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* March 30, 2009, 05:44:33 AM
#21
Yes. But the last I saw, the Linux version was at least 1 or 2 versions behind the Windows one. (Sorry to be a wet blanket  ;))

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March 30, 2009, 08:07:30 AM
#22
Actually, I almost had DCxt almost running under WINE in Linux (a few things didn't work right, which made it unusable).  A few of the API's need to be tweaked or something, which is beyond me.

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~Nick

Home-Dell T3400 Quad Core Q6600 OC'd 3 GHz., 8 GB RAM, Radeon HD 3870, Windows 7 x64
ACAD 2012, DoubleCAD XT Pro v3, Alibre 2012 Expert, 123D


April 01, 2009, 10:28:21 AM
#23
Hi Nick,

So how did you almost get DoubleCAD XT working under WINE and what problems did you encounter?  I'm not that familiar with Linux, so I'm not sure if you tried running it under a shell etc. so more info would be appreciated.

Thanks!


Actually, I almost had DCxt almost running under WINE in Linux (a few things didn't work right, which made it unusable).  A few of the API's need to be tweaked or something, which is beyond me.

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April 01, 2009, 02:56:21 PM
#24
I'll have to try it again and see if I can get some screenshots for you.  I'll give you more specifics when I get home (no Linux at work).

BTW - This is what Google did with Picasa and probably other apps as well.  It's rumored that they are currently working on a Linux version of Sketchup and I wouldn't be suprised if they used WINE to do it.

Here's some reading until I can provide more specific info. http://www.winehq.org

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~Nick

Home-Dell T3400 Quad Core Q6600 OC'd 3 GHz., 8 GB RAM, Radeon HD 3870, Windows 7 x64
ACAD 2012, DoubleCAD XT Pro v3, Alibre 2012 Expert, 123D


* April 01, 2009, 07:23:01 PM
#25
Not really related to the last posts but
It seems that DC runs in OS X under VMWare Fusion, with no major problems: http://www.blender3darchitect.com/2009/02/doublecad-xt-free-alternative-to-autocad/. I  use XT Pro, and don't know anyone who uses the Mac, so can't really test it.

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April 01, 2009, 10:03:00 PM
#26
Mauritz uses it on the Mac too.  I think he's using VMWare Fusion, or maybe Parallels.  The VMWare team also noticed the post you spotted and mentioned it in their blog:  http://blogs.vmware.com/teamfusion/2009/02/doublecad-on-mac-with-vmware-fusion.html


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April 02, 2009, 07:00:28 AM
#27
The problem with VMware or any other "virtual-machine"/dual-boot is that it still requires a copy of Windows and that much more disc space/resources.  WINE runs directly in the native OS and translates (I'm not sure that is the correct term) so no other OS is needed and it runs at pretty much full speed.

Doug - Here's the scoop on WINE (1.0.1)/ubuntu (8.10):
Install goes flawlessly.  Absolutely no problems.  The problem occur when I actually try to run DC.  I was able to enter the activation code (that prompt came up fine) than the DC program starts.  After that I get nothing.  Nothing is functional.  See two screenshots.

I am going to try it with the newest build of wine and see what happens.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2009, 09:46:05 AM by Nick »

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~Nick

Home-Dell T3400 Quad Core Q6600 OC'd 3 GHz., 8 GB RAM, Radeon HD 3870, Windows 7 x64
ACAD 2012, DoubleCAD XT Pro v3, Alibre 2012 Expert, 123D


April 02, 2009, 09:47:18 AM
#28
OK, wine 1.0.18 gives me a little more, but it is still not functional.

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~Nick

Home-Dell T3400 Quad Core Q6600 OC'd 3 GHz., 8 GB RAM, Radeon HD 3870, Windows 7 x64
ACAD 2012, DoubleCAD XT Pro v3, Alibre 2012 Expert, 123D


April 02, 2009, 04:54:53 PM
#29
Hi Nick,

Thanks for taking the time to post this info and test DC XT on Wine/Linux.  Thats great information and it will give us a head start for testing on that platform.  Again, we really appreciate it and I'll let you know our results and hopefully soution when we dig deeper into this.


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