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    Anybody interested in running WebMerge on Linux?

    As we know, Linux usually handles large numbers of files better than some other OS's. There are other reasons why it might be interesting to run WM on Linux too.

    Comments appreciated. I might be able to put porting WM via Wine a little higher on the to-do list.

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    It'd be nice to be able to run it server-side if that's what you're getting at...
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by buy_online:
    Anybody interested in running WebMerge on Linux?

    As we know, Linux usually handles large numbers of files better than some other OS's. There are other reasons why it might be interesting to run WM on Linux too.

    Comments appreciated. I might be able to put porting WM via Wine a little higher on the to-do list. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    How about a native build?

    I can build for Linux, BSD, Solaris, Irix, and a few others in addition to Windows and OS X.

    I've been holding off because installing on those systems is not something most consumers can do. I can do a complete custom build and install for $995, but so far no takers and with the time required to do it right it would not be in my interests to charge less.
    Richard Gaskin
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    Native build would be good, you could run it with some command line parameters right at the site. Works for those with shell access (my host happens to have it ). However, that's not what I was getting at.

    I run WM on an old Win98 machine. Problem is, I can only write so many files to that machine without it causing problems with WM, plus it's slow to navigate if you have many thousands of files. My solution was to set up another old machine running Mandrake 9.2, and have WM on the windows machine write to the Linux box. Works like a champ, and when it comes time to upload to the server, I no longer have an FTP client that freezes up when I ask it to upload 20,000 files.

    So, wouldn't it be great to have the current interface run in on Linux box with the KDE interface using Wine? Everything would have a nice interface, nice robust OS, and easy upload to the server.

    That was the idea anyway.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by buy_online:
    Native build would be good, you could run it with some command line parameters right at the site. Works for those with shell access (my host happens to have it ). However, that's not what I was getting at.

    I run WM on an old Win98 machine. Problem is, I can only write so many files to that machine without it causing problems with WM, plus it's slow to navigate if you have many thousands of files. My solution was to set up another old machine running Mandrake 9.2, and have WM on the windows machine write to the Linux box. Works like a champ, and when it comes time to upload to the server, I no longer have an FTP client that freezes up when I ask it to upload 20,000 files.

    So, wouldn't it be great to have the current interface run in on Linux box with the KDE interface using Wine? Everything would have a nice interface, nice robust OS, and easy upload to the server.

    That was the idea anyway. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    If it'll run under WINE there's nothing stopping you from doing that now.

    But if there's sufficient interest in a native build I can make one, and the performance would be much better.
    Richard Gaskin
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