[K12OSN] Re: AR/STAR Take XXXXXVI (give or take a few) - Crossover Office Works!
jdavis at standard.k12.ca.us
Thu Jan 27 16:32:17 UTC 2005
Being cheap, I have to wonder if it's possible to run under wine. I got
it working up to the point where I had to pick a data location (the
achilles heal of all their software), but otherwise it worked. I wonder
if some creative smbmount-ing might be the ticket, since it seemed to
puke on looking for network shares. Perhaps someone has take this a bit
Henry Burroughs wrote:
>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
>>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.
>>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
>>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
>>"Everyone Reads!" is very doable. It's the test bank that is the real
>>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.
>>> 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).
>>>Jefferson K. Davis
>>>Technology and Information Systems Manager
>>>Standard School District
>>>1200 North Chester Ave
>>>Bakersfield, CA 93308
>>>661-392-2110 ext 120
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