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Topic:   Install on Apple MacBook?

By: SupportPosted on: Mar 22 2019 at 11:06:21 AM

Note: This thread only relates to using MiniMRP on Apple Mac OSX and Linux machines. If you have MS Windows then ignore it.


By: MarkusPosted on: Mar 20 2019 at 04:45:36 AM
We've got 5 Windows users using the Pro version with a MySQL Server.

My laptop is an Apple Macbook. Is there any way I can run minimrp accessing the same data server as everyone else?

I could probably do it with parallels but that needs a windows licence, What about Wine?

By: SupportPosted on: Mar 22 2019 at 04:57:42 AM
Virtual machine on Parallels works fine. But if you prefer wine then yes as long as you're using the latest version of MiniMRP (currently 5.0.29).

We're not going to tell you how to install or use Wine on a Mac. I assume you already know that.
You need a 32bit Wineprefix (virtual folder). Using Winetricks install the dotnet40 and jet40 components BEFORE installing MiniMRP. After installing those components you can download MiniMRP and install using wine.

By: SupportPosted on: Mar 22 2019 at 05:00:50 AM
Yes. Also works with wine on Linux. Only thing to remember is to install in a 32bit prefix. It does actually work in a 64bit prefix but needs a little fiddling with Jet40. Much simpler to create a dedicated 32bit folder for MiniMRP.

For Linux here's the install steps (I assume you have wine and winetricks already installed)

# Using terminal Create a dedicated 32bit prefix for MiniMRP with this command
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPRFIX=~/.minimrp winecfg

# That sets up the folder and opens wine config. See that applications tab is showing Windows 7 and close it.
# Then run winetricks to install the dotnet framework and jet40 like this:

WINEPREFIX=~/.minimrp winetricks -q dotnet40 jet40

# Then download MiniMRP and install using wine. For example if you downloaded the pro
# version of MiniMRP to you Linux /USER/Downloads/ folder the command to install would be

WINEPREFIX=~/.minimrp wine ~/Downloads/install_minimrp5p.exe

On my Ubuntu this created a MiniMRP shortcut on the Linux desktop. Double click that to run MiniMRP.

By: SupportPosted on: Mar 22 2019 at 07:27:46 AM
I also want to add that MiniMRP is designed for MS Windows. We obviously haven't done as much testing on things like OSX and Linux so it's up to you. Test, Test and Test again to make sure it works as you expect. and of course backup often.

By: MarkusPosted on: Mar 23 2019 at 03:17:16 AM
Can I be sharing the same data at the time as other windows?

By: SupportPosted on: Mar 23 2019 at 08:42:02 AM
@Markus. Yes. But I refer you to my previous post about backups and testing.

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