To run Database Designer for PostgreSQL on your non-Windows box under Wine you should use:
- Wine 1.0.1 (stable) or 1.1.33 (development)
- Winetricks version 20091022
Despite the fact that Wine 1.1.33 is marked as development version we strongly suggest you to use exactly this
release, because in 1.0.1 there are a lot of visual artefacts, however functionality is stable.
Since Database Designer for PostgreSQL uses Microsoft Data Access Components for its Universal and MS Access
Database Reverse Engineering appropriate redistributable runtime libraries should be installed:
$sh winetricks jet40 mdac28
jet40 - MS Jet 4.0 Service Pack 8
mdac28 - MS MDAC 2.8: Microsoft ODBC drivers, etc.
|Database Designer for PostgreSQL will function normally even without these runtime libraries: only
Universal and MS Access Database Reverse Engineering functions will be disabled.|
After this application already can be used with its full functionality. However, fonts used in Designer appear
ridged. To fix this install Microsoft Core Fonts (Arial, Courier, Times etc.), but make sure
cabextract utility is present in the system.
$sh winetricks corefonts