Running EPF (Eclipse Process Framework) Composer in Linux, v2

From time to time I pretend to do practical work with EPF Composer and alwys my first handicap is to get it running natively in Linux but for one reason or another I always got stucked with the provided linux build.

This time I chose a different approach using the Windows build which it’s known it’s working using Wine as a compatibility layer. It worked. These are the installing instructions:

First we’ll create a separate Wine folder and, important, set to Win32 architecture, used in the EPF Composer build_:

export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-epf-1.5.2
export WINEARCH=win32

Now we install Internet Explorer 8 using the nice winetricks tool since EPF Composer uses it for the HTML forms:

winetricks ie8

Install a Java runtime. I’ve only tried with te Oracle one:

wine jre-8u181-windows-i586.exe

In the Wine filesystem unzip the EPF Composer build:

cd $WINEPREFIX/drive_c/Program\ Files/
unzip ~/ 
chmod a+x cd $WINEPREFIX/drive_c/Program\ Files/epf-composer/epf.exe

And now you should be able to run EPF Composer:

$WINEPREFIX/drive_c/Program\ Files/epf-composer/epf.exe 

You can launch it from other terminal without declaring the Wine enviroment variables:

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-epf-1.5.2 WINEARCH=win32 ~/.wine-epf-1.5.2//drive_c/Program\ Files/epf-composer/epf.exe 

And that’s it.

I didn’t started to do real work yet but it seems 100% operative.

As I’m using a 14” HD screen My only important concern are the font sizes. For some reasons changing resolution and font sizes with winecfg gaves some weird results.

Hope this helps.

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