Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: VMWare for Music

From: <ross@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Sun Jun 05 2005 - 08:16:35 EEST

On Sat, Jun 04, 2005 at 04:58:35PM -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> Why can't you use Wine again?

It looks like contemporary versions of Wine have some oddness in their
handling of fonts.

If I do a default installation of Cakewalk, it crashes upon startup.
I read on this is often due to font mapping issues that
have failed to install Cakewalk's music notation TrueType Font. The
suggested solution is to copy the .ttf to $wineroot/windows/fonts.

After doing this copy, Cakewalk starts and runs properly!
Unfortuantely, it uses the musical notation font for everything. I've
tried a couple of font hacks to get around this. Anything I do that
makes the default Windows fonts available again, BOOM, Cakewalk
crashes on startup.

And no, I didn't submit a bug to Wine - it's documented in their app
database, and has been since last Feb. The point of me writing music
is to write *music*, not software. Everytime I try to get my
composition environment running again, I end up getting sucked into
the software, so I thought I'd try a different tact. I'm trying to
avoid moving back to dual booting, or buying another computer.

At this point, Alexandre's work is my last hope.

Ross Vandegrift
"The good Christian should beware of mathematicians, and all those who
make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians
have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine
man in the bonds of Hell."
	--St. Augustine, De Genesi ad Litteram, Book II, xviii, 37
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