Running Database Workbench under Wine on Ubuntu 10
Updated May 2014
As we get more requests if Database Workbench works under Wine, we gave it a try, as complete Linux novices.
First things first...
The steps I've taken are the following, after installing Linux, obviously:
- Install Wine
- Download Database Workbench
- Copied Database Workbench to a folder "inside" Wine (not sure if this is required)
- Used the context menu on the installer and went to "Properties", switched to tab "Permissions" and checked the "allow executing file as a program" box
- Used the context menu and selected "Open with Wine Program Loader"
Starting Database Workbench
On my version of Wine (version 1.2.2), starting Database Workbench failed with a GDI+ error.
I went to the Wine Configuration dialog, selected tab "Libraries", selected "gdiplus" from the drop down box, clicked "Add", then "Edit" and selected "Native (Windows)" and clicked OK.
I then started Database Workbench again and it works! I registered a MySQL server, successfully browsed meta data and data.
Things that are missing?
There are some things that are missing though, I've found the following:
- The CHM Help seems to fail, although the Help-window is shown, the contents are missing, but documentation is available online.
- ODBC access fails, the Windows ODBC Control Panel Applet cannot be found.
- ADO connectivity isn't installed, so that fails as well.
More information about the features in Database Workbench can be found here.