[Linux-aus] Re: [Osia-discuss] Re: ATO - Software Compatibility
peter at cc.com.au
Fri Feb 3 12:26:01 UTC 2006
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)
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