[K12OSN] Re: AR/STAR Take XXXXXVI (give or take a few) - Crossover Office Works!

Henry Burroughs hburroughs at HHPREP.ORG
Thu Jan 27 15:11:33 UTC 2005

I run Accelerated reader (I think 5.X) under Crossover Office 4.0. 
There are a few tweaks  (turning off aliasing of fonts for the
accelerated reader programs), but otherwise it runs extremely smoothly. 
I haven't had any reported problems in the past few weeks.  One day when
I have a free moment I'll post some howto information on Codeweavers
compatibility database. Note: I run Crossover in Multi-User mode (I have
a central CX installation, and everyone uses it), so there were a couple
of hacks that might just be specific to that install (making actual
copies of the AR program files rather than symlinks as Crossover Office
usually does).


> ______________________________________________________________________
> From: Eric Brown <ericbrown at mi-spot.com>
> To: 'Support list for opensource software in schools.' <k12osn at redhat.com>
> Subject: RE: [K12OSN] Re: AR/STAR Take XXXXXVI (give or take a few)
> Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 21:52:59 -0600
> I've thought just this same thing.
> My idea was to get questions submitted from teachers.  It would start slowly
> at first, but as K12LTSP/Linux usage grows, more might be willing to
> contribute.  It would be too much work for say a dozen people to contribute
> questions for several thousand books, but if we could eventually get several
> thousand teachers to cover a dozen books.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf
> Of John Baillie
> Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 9:27 PM
> To: k12osn at redhat.com
> Subject: [K12OSN] Re: AR/STAR Take XXXXXVI (give or take a few)
> Don't get me started :-/
> We ended up installing a Windows Terminal Server to provide Renaissance
> Learning products.
> I've had some communication with codeweavers recently and they were
> ready to start porting it to their product but there was not enough
> interest to make it worth their while. Also Renlearn is in the process
> of moving all products to their Renaissance Place software model.
> Chances are the old products will be shelved over the next few years.
> Honestly, building an OSS interface and DB back end for what I'd like to
> name
> "Everyone Reads!" is very doable. It's the test bank that is the real
> "got ya".
> It would take quite an initiative to get enough volunteers to build up a
> test bank to make such an undertaking worthwhile. 
> So there it is, my semi annual AR gripe session.
> Jeff wrote:
> >    3. AR/STAR Take XXXXXVI (give or take a few) (Jeff Davis)
> > 
> > 
> > I'm sure this has been asked and/or answered here before - Can k12ltsp 
> > allow the linux terminals to run AR/STAR via wine or ???  This would be 
> > part one of a two part holy grail.  The other would be MS Access (yuck).
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
> > -- 
> > Jefferson K. Davis
> > Technology and Information Systems Manager
> > Standard School District
> > 1200 North Chester Ave
> > Bakersfield, CA  93308
> > USA
> > 661-392-2110 ext 120
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