Mat Newman November 10 2010 11:33:12Here are the things you need to do to get Designer running under Wine on Ubuntu 10.04+ x32 or x64.
These instructions assume Wine v1.2+
Note: Wine defaults it's config to Windows XP, therefore the following instructions relate to that operating system for the source files (dll's fonts, etc).
Caveat: These instructions will get Designer running, 'working' with 100% parity to Windows is a different story, I'll write more as I debug and test. Also, the 32 bit version of Ubuntu works better...
1. Install Client+Designer+Admin on Windows XP.
2. Set up that client on Windows,
3. Copy the entire IBM\Lotus folder from 'Program Files' on Windows to exactly the same path in your wine virtual 'c' drive in 'Program Files',
4. Copy the following DLL's from Windows\System32 , again to the Wine 'c' drive Windows\System32,
- mfc42u.dll msvcrt.dll msvcp60.dll oleacc.dll oleaccrc.dll usp10.dll
6. Use regedit to create the wine registry keys for Lotus Notes (see below)
7. DELETE the Workspace folder from the Notes data directory under Wine
8. Make Wine look pretty by implementing font smoothing, instructions here:
9. Start Administrator using the terminal, or from a launcher using:
- env WINEPREFIX="/home/user/.wine" WINEDLLOVERRIDES="oleacc=n" wine "C:\Program Files\IBM\lotus\notes\admin.exe" "=c:\Program Files\IBM\lotus\notes\notes.ini"
- (make sure you change user above to your own home folder location name)
11. Once Notes has started, open a database
12. When you have a database open, right-click the DB tab and choose 'open in designer'
There you have it - Domino designer running under Wine on Ubuntu, works for both x32 and x64.
Once you have the thing configured, just repeat steps 9-11 to get Designer started, from there you can close Notes and Admin.
If you have a problem and Notes/Designer won't start in a subsequent session, just delete the Workspace folder again!
The registry keys you need to recreate:
From a Terminal type: regedit
Recreate the following keys:
Why do you need to copy the fonts?:
Not quite sure, but there's a font in Windows that seems to be used by Java/Eclipse/SWT and doesn't map properly within Wine, without it, you don't get the eclipse clients (Notes/Designer) running.
I'm going to refine these instructions over time, as indicated earlier; this is a quick 'n' dirty version.