[Linux-aus] Re: [Osia-discuss] Re: ATO - Software Compatibility

Stephen Davies scldad at sdc.com.au
Fri Feb 3 13:34:03 UTC 2006

You don't need wine (let alone IE) to run the Java portal access side of 
things. It works just fine with standard Linux Java , Firefox etc etc.

Stephen Davies

On Friday 03 February 2006 10:41, Peter Lieverdink wrote:
> Alex Ferrara wrote:
> > Not sure if you guys know about this, but the ATO have submitted
> > instructions on getting their java based CSI working under linux,
> > and it is really easy. As a business owner, I can now do anything I
> > need using the business portal native under linux. You can look at
> > http://itmaze.com.au/articles/ato/ for a good document on that.
> >
> > I am pretty sure that the ECI is written in java, but was written
> > for MS-JAVA, and therefore not compatible with sun java. Since
> > MS-JAVA is no longer distributable, there must be something in the
> > pipeline to write this using some standard.
> >
> > As far as the e-tax software, it works fine under wine. The trick
> > is to install IE under wine so it can actually submit a completed
> > return.
> wine won't run (at all) on powerpc.  ;-)
> (And I'm not about to (ever) install IE in any form under Linux, but
> that's a different issue)
> - P.
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